Sermons from June 2020

Sermons from June 2020

The Battle for Purity

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 4 Finally, then, brothers,1 we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as youdreceived from us ehow you ought to walk and fto please God, just as you are doing,that you gdo so more and more. 2 For hyou know what instructions we gave you throughthe Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, iyour sanctification:2 jthat you abstain fromsexual immorality; 4 that each one of you know how to control his own kbody3 in holinessand lhonor, 5 not in mthe passion of lust nlike the Gentiles owho do not know God; 6 thatno one transgress and pwrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is qan avengerin all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. 7 For rGod hasnot called us for simpurity, but in holiness. 8 Therefore twhoever disregards this,disregards not man but God, uwho gives his Holy Spirit to you. 9 Now concerning vbrotherly love wyou have no need for anyone to write to you, for youyourselves have been xtaught by God yto love one another, 10 for that indeed is what zyouare doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to ado thismore and more, 11 and to aspire bto live quietly, and cto mind your own affairs, and dtowork with your hands, as we instructed you, 12 so that you may ewalk properly beforefoutsiders and be dependent on no one.

Keep a Close Watch on Yourself and on the Teaching

11 Command and teach these things. 12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. 14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. 15 Practice these things, immerse yourself in them,[a] so that all may see your progress. 16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching.…

When We Could Bear It No Longer

I Thessalonians 3:1-5 3 So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. 2 We sent Timothy,who is our brother and co-worker in God’s service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, 3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. For you know quite well that we are destined for them. 4 In fact, when we were with you, we kept telling you that we would be persecuted. And it turned…