A Portrait of a Healthy Church: An Exposition of 1 Thessalonians
The Thessalonian church was a healthy church.
... you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. For not only has the Word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. ( 1 Thessalonians 1:7-8)
Moreover, it was healthy a short time before being planted.
How did this happen? What were the key elements that went into this?
This exposition studies the letter, verse by verse, through the lens of the Healthy Church Model, in order to reveal what a healthy church is and how it is built.
A Portrait of a Healthy Church is a practical roadmap for church leaders and planters, focusing not on techniques but on the life of the leaders and the churches they lead.
If we can get the life right, then, by God's grace, the right structure will follow and the Church will be the beautiful Bride, the glorious Temple and the mature Body that Jesus died for and will soon return for!