Sermons from June 2022
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 3 Reasons for hope: Hope in the Resurrection of Christ. Hope of the Return of Christ. Hope of the Reunion of the Saints. Assurances for believers in the midst of grief: We know where they are. We know who they are with. We know we will see them again.
1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 Sanctification through Brotherly Love Sanctification through Christian Lifestyle The Christian Lifestyle is demonstrated through Quiet Living The Christian Lifestyle minds its own business The Christian Lifestyle works diligently Brotherly Love and Quiet Living result in new converts
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 Sexual Sanctification: Abstain from sexual immorality (1 Thessalonians 4:3) Learn how to control your body (1 Thessalonians 4:4) Refrain from wronging others (1 Thessalonians 4:6) We must obey God’s instruction on sexuality. Because Christ will judge us for taking advantage of others (1 Thessalonians 4:6). Because God’s will for us is holiness (1 Thessalonians 4:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:7). Because we reject God when we reject His will (1 Thessalonians 4:8).
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13 Being on mission binds you together. Being on mission makes you a target. Being on mission prepares you for Jesus’ coming. Exhortation to stand firm (1 Thessalonians 3:1-3) Expectation of affliction (1 Thessalonians 3:4-5) Encouragement in their faith (1 Thessalonians 3:6-13)