‘Transformed by the Spirit into a model pastor’ (1 Thessalonians 2:1-12)

The Scriptures tell us many things about the Apostle Paul – his conversion and calling, his missionary journeys, his leadership and also his letters to the churches of the first century. In 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12, it becomes apparent that when Paul writes about his example among the believers at Thessalonica, and explains tsome details about his example, he is not boasting about himself. Nor is he boasting when he invites his readers to follow his example, for he himself was seeking to imitate and become like Jesus. The challenge remains for all God’s people to imitate Paul regardless of whether we are in full-time (paid) gospel ministry.


00:00 Welcome
Song: At the Name of Jesus
00:17 Introduction
00:42 Prayer
05:18 Bible reading: Isaiah 49:7-15
Song: We Are His People
07:34 Kids’ Talk
Song: More Like Jesus
11:41 Bible reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
Song: Jesus Strong and Kind
Sermon: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
Song: May the Mind of Christ
13:31 Closing


  • Models and models
  • The example set before the believers…
  • The idea of a ‘holy’ man
  • See how Paul lived out the gospel as …
  1. A faithful steward (v.1-6)
  2. A caring mother (v.7-8)
  3. A concerned father (v.9-12)

Just about ministers? No! About all!
Becoming like Paul… to become like Jesus!