SCRIPTURE REFERENCES FOR THIS SERMON:
1 Thessalonians 2:14-16
For you became imitators, brothers and sisters, of God’s churches in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, because you too suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they in fact did from the Jews, 15
who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets and persecuted us severely. They are displeasing to God and are opposed to all people 16
because they hinder us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. Thus they constantly fill up their measure of sins, but wrath has come upon them completely.