1 Thessalonians 2:1-7 – MISSIONS: A CLASS ACT 

There are many great missionaries, who showed “class” or Godly professionalism, when they have served the Lord. Some of these would include Hudson Taylor, William Carey, Amy Carmichael, Mary Slessor, and many, many more.  The Apostle Paul is probably the best example we have of a missionary with class. When a missionary is a Godly professional, the following traits will show: 

TRIALS FORGOTTEN Vss. 1-2

Paul did let what happened in Philippi hinder him in Thessalonica.

TRUST KEPT Vss. 3-4

TONGUE CONTROLLED 5a

TREASURE IGNORED Vss. 5b,6,9

TENDERNESS PRACTICED Vss. 7-8