1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 – GOSPEL IMPACT! 

I once had a little 1969 Opel. I bought it brand new.  It wasn’t long before I realized that this car seemed to be carrying an invisible sign that said “HIT ME!”.  Many a time that car was involved in an accident that left an impact on the car  (That is, a dent!). In our crazy English, you might say “The impact had an impact!” 

When the Gospel, the good news of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection

is believed a person becomes born again, or saved.  At that point the Gospel begins to have an impact, an influence on the person who has believed in Christ. 

In our text we see the impact that the Gospel had on the Thessalonians, and does have on us when we are saved.  

THE GOSPEL COMES EFFECTIVELY Vss. 4-5 

THE GOSPEL CHANGES LIVES Vss. 6-9 

THE GOSPEL CAUSES HOPE Vs. 10