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1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians is uniquely encouraging among all of the Apostle Paul’s letters in the New Testament. Paul writes to a beloved church that is suffering under trials and temptations in order to encourage their endurance. Along with encouragement, 1 Thessalonians mentions the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in every chapter. The message is clear: endurance in the present is empowered by hope in Jesus’ future return. May God encourage us through this beautiful letter.

Be encouraged to give yourself completely God because He who calls you is faithful, has made you family, and has called you to grace.

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1 Thessalonians 5:23-28
Possessed by God by David Peterson (New Studies in Biblical Theology)

Live a consistent, joyful, Spirit-filled life by rejoicing always, praying continually, giving thanks in all circumstances, and prizing prophecy wisely.

Resources:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-22

1 Thessalonians (Commentary) by Gene Green (Pillar NT Commentary)

Practicing the Power by Sam Storms

Prophecy in the New Testament and Today by Wayne Grudem

Showing the Spirit by D.A. Carson

The church is a family, but how can such a family be at peace? By respecting their leaders, not letting the funk get funkier, and reversing the funk.

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1 Thessalonians 5:12-15

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Keep awake and sober because of what you already know, because of who you already are, and by putting on God's armor

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1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

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Grieve with hope because our destiny is in Christ and our destiny is in Christ is glorious.

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

References

Please God by loving one another more and more

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1 Thessalonians 4: 9-12

Isaiah 54:13

John 6:45

Jeremiah 31:34

Please God by walking in sexual integrity before the Lord because this is your solemn and privileged calling.

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1 Thessalonians 4

Increase and abound in love by being emotionally wrapped up in one another's faith; by establishing and exhorting one another's faith; and by trusting one another.

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1 Thessalonians 3:1-13

Our big idea this morning: embrace the gospel by accepting the family message as God's word, endure opposition to the family message, and live for the crown of the family message.

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1 Thessalonians 2

Be encouraged and encourage one another. In order to unpack this central theme of encouragement we are going to look at: 1. The way of encouragement, 2. The reason for encouragement, 3. The root of encouragement.

Resources:

1 Thessalonians
Pillar NT Commentary (1 & 2 Thessalonians)
New American Commentary (1 & 2 Thessalonians)
ESV Study Bible

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