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1 Thessalonians 2 - the prequel - the very lost art of mimesis

January 16, 2021 Simon Bowkett
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1 Thessalonians 2 - the prequel - the very lost art of mimesis
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Simon Bowkett's Podcast
1 Thessalonians 2 - the prequel - the very lost art of mimesis
Jan 16, 2021
Simon Bowkett

Fifteen minutes from https://twitter.com/WelshRev at https://www.facebook.com/TyrBugail for https://www.facebook.com/Grace.Wales.online and https://yGRWP.com the key lost art on how to 'do' church, learn God's Word and Way when you can't do church the way that you WANT to.

Show Notes

"‘The days are coming,’ declares the Sovereign Lord,

    ‘when I will send a famine through the land –

not a famine of food or a thirst for water,

    but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord." - Amos 8:11

So how do you survive spiritually in times when you can't get what you feel you need to feed your soul in your accustomed and (no doubt) favourite way?

In 1 Thessalonians 2 , Paul knows that in spite of the way God usually works, that wasn’t how God was working at that time in Thessalonica, so he does NOT emphasising congregational preaching in this context.

Here he is emphasising the power in proclamation of what he'd been such a big part of in rabbinical Judaism.


It is CONSCIOUSLY relationship-building stuff ... but there's a lot more going on here than that.

Get this short prequel then check below on this podcast for how this teaching works out practically in the worked example of 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16.

Support the show (https://www.give.net/20229353)

Show Notes

Fifteen minutes from https://twitter.com/WelshRev at https://www.facebook.com/TyrBugail for https://www.facebook.com/Grace.Wales.online and https://yGRWP.com the key lost art on how to 'do' church, learn God's Word and Way when you can't do church the way that you WANT to.

Show Notes

"‘The days are coming,’ declares the Sovereign Lord,

    ‘when I will send a famine through the land –

not a famine of food or a thirst for water,

    but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord." - Amos 8:11

So how do you survive spiritually in times when you can't get what you feel you need to feed your soul in your accustomed and (no doubt) favourite way?

In 1 Thessalonians 2 , Paul knows that in spite of the way God usually works, that wasn’t how God was working at that time in Thessalonica, so he does NOT emphasising congregational preaching in this context.

Here he is emphasising the power in proclamation of what he'd been such a big part of in rabbinical Judaism.


It is CONSCIOUSLY relationship-building stuff ... but there's a lot more going on here than that.

Get this short prequel then check below on this podcast for how this teaching works out practically in the worked example of 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16.

Support the show (https://www.give.net/20229353)