The Fragility of the Church: Learning from Paul's Fears and Joys in Ministry

November 6, 2016 Speaker: Clint Humfrey Series: 1 Thessalonians

Topic: Sermon Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 3:1–10

If approximately 4,000 churches close their doors each year, is the local church more fragile than we realize? In 1 Thessalonians 3, Paul shows both his fear for fragile churches and his joy in their growing faith.


  1. The Church's Fragility (v1-5)
  2. Paul's Fear (v5)
  3. "The joy we feel" (v6-10)