2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:12

Mission Minded 2021(b). Spiritual

Talk 2 of 2 given at the 2021 Canberra Mission Minded Conference with Richard Chin. This conference was titled ‘Spiritual Evangelism’. These talks were given over Zoom because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The first talk is Evangelism.

For other talks by Phillip for people considering full time ministry, please see Considering Full Time Ministry.


Talk Outline

  1. The Spirit, the Word and the Work (2 Thess 2:13-3:12) 
    • the gospel comes through Paul
    • notice our words matter
    • 2:17 draws our attention to works as well as words 
    • Which opens up the whole topic of work in 3:6-12 
  2. The Spirit of Christ (1 Pet 1) 
    • the Spirit of Christ worked in the OT
    • the Spirit speaks through the words of prophets
    • the Spirit of Christ’s message was sufferings and glories of the Christ
    • the OT message was not for Jews but for Christians 
    • the work of evangelism in the NT is the work of the Spirit
  3. The OT Promise of the Spirit
  4. The NT Promise of the Spirit  
  5. The Spirit’s Work
  6. Evangelism in the purposes of God

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