Take Action!

June 23rd, 2013

Attitude Toward Leaders . . . 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

Care < - > Admonish

Attitudes Toward Each Other - 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15

4 Responsibilities . . . .
  1. Warn those who are idle or disruptive
  2. Encourage the disheartened
  3. Help the weak
  4. Be Patient with everyone

Living Biblically - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

3 Challenges . . . .
  1. Rejoice always
  2. Pray continually
  3. Give thanks in all circumstances

God's Will ?  . . .

Living Together as a Church - 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22

  • Don't Quench!
  • Watch your contempt . . .
  • Test the all!
  • Hold on to what is good
  • Reject -> every kind of evil

Divine Power - 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

  • God will sanctify you . . .
  • Complete & whole
  • Spirit, Soul, Body

Final Appeal - 1 Thessalonians 5:25-28

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Wake Up!!!

June 16th, 2013

Times & Dates? - 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

  • A Thief - Mark 13:32-33
  • Peace & Safety?
  • Destruction  . . . "and they will not escape . . . "

Be Prepared! - 1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

2 Key Truths

  • You are not in darkness.
  • You are children of light.

3 Actions Steps . . .

  1. Let us be awake and sober.
  2. Put on the breastplate of faith and love.
  3. Put on the hope of salvation as a helmet.

Wrath? - 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

* The Reality of Biblical Truth - 2 Thessalonians 1:4-10

What should we do? - 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Encourage & Build Up

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A Matter Of Life & Death

June 9th, 2013

Death & Life - Thessalonians 4:13-18

Second coming & rapture -Thessalonians 4:15

  • Matthew 24:23-27, 30-31

Two Comings

  • Isaiah 9:6-7
  • Act 1:6-11

Life after death and resurrection

  • 1 Corinthians 15:42-44, 50
  • Philippians 1:21-24
  • 2 Corinthians 5:6-8

A Done Deal - Thessalonians 4:14

  • 1 Corinthians 15:20

Eyes on the prize - Thessalonians4:17-18

  • John 14:3
  • 1 Corinthians 15:51-58
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A New Ethic of Love

June 3rd, 2013

Taught by God to love - 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10

We reflect a God who loves

1 John 4:8

John 3:16

1 John 4:19

Matthew 22:37-40

Holy Spirit teaches us to love

1 Thessalonians 4:8

John 14:26

John 13:34-35

"In Fact"

1 John 3:18

Galatians 6:10

A Quiet, powerful ambition - 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

Ephesians 6:5-8

Dependent Independence - 1 Thessalonians 4:12

2 Thessalonians 3:11-13

Deuteronomy 8:117-18

Ephesians 4:28

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Sex 101

May 29th, 2013

Live Sanctified

1 Thessalonians 4:1-4

Genesis 2:24-25

Exodus 20:14

Self - Control

1 Thessalonians 4:4-5

Matthew 5:27-28

Romans 13:10

2 Corinthians 10:4-5; Philippians 4:8

Don't wrong and take advantage of your brother

1 Thessalonians 4:6

God's truth & wisdom . . . not man's

1 Thessalonians 4:6-8

Grace . . . Grace . . . Grace

1 John 1:9

Matthew 1:1-16

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Headwinds

May 19th, 2013

Trials - 1 Thessalonians 3:1-4

Many types of trails > producing growth - James 1:2-4; Hebrews 5:8

  • Persecution - 2 Timothy 3:12; Galatians 1:10
  • Life Happens - 1 Corinthians 10:13
  • Spiritual Warfare - Job
  • Discipline - Hebrews 12

Fellowship in trails - Philippians 3:10

Purpose beyond ourselves - 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

The Tempter - 1 Thessalonians 3:5

He sifts your soul - Luke 22:31

  • Compromise to avoid suffering - Matthew 4:8-10
  • Spiritual Sleepwalking - 1 Peter 5:8-9
  • Anger - Ephesians 4:26-27
  • Pride, Envy, Competition - James 3:14-16
  • Guilt & Shame - Revelation 12:10

Overcoming - 1 Thessalonians 3:6-13

James 4:7; Luke 22:31-32

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Impact

May 12th, 2013

3 Marks of a Great Father - 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12a

  • Encouraging
  • Comforting
  • Urging

The Call of the Kingdom - 1 Thessalonians 2:12b

Accepting the Word of God - 1 Thessalonians 2:13

Spiritual Opposition - 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16

The Priority of People - 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20

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Pleasing People?

May 5th, 2013

Opposition - 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2

Approved by God? - 1 Thessalonians 2:3-4

→ 3 Allegations

  • His message
  • His motivation
  • His method

Contrast

  • Entrusted with the Gospel
  • Trying not to please people but God
  • Testing - 1 Corinthians 4:1-5

Relationship & Sharing Life - 1 Thessalonians 2:5-9

Witness? - 1 Thessalonians 2:10

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