05/15/2022 The Rewards of Sanctification

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The Rewards of Sanctification 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18   1. The Sanctified Don’t Die – They Sleep! (Vs. 13-14, Phil 2:27, John 11:11) Philippians 2:27, “Indeed, he was so sick that he nearly died. However, God had mercy on him, and not only on him but also on me, so that I would not have sorrow upon sorrow.” Romans 6:8-11, “Now …

05/08/2022 The Methodologies of Sanctification

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The Methodologies of Sanctification 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12   1. Live Your Sanctification: Love More. (Vs. 9-10, Phil 1:9-11) Philippians 1:9-11, “And I pray this: that your love will keep on growing in knowledge and every kind of discernment, so that you may approve the things that are superior and may be pure and blameless in the day of Christ, filled …

05/01/2022 The Motivations of Sanctification

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The Motivations of Sanctification Series: The Motivations, Methodologies, and Rewards of Sanctification. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8   1. Be Sanctified to Please God. (Vs. 1-2) Hebrews 12:14-15, “Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness—without it no one will see the Lord. Make sure that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing …

03/20/2022 He’s Got the Power!

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He’s Got the Power 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13   1. Trust in God for the Removal of the Spiritual Barriers to Ministry. (Vs. 11, 2 Thess 2:16, John 10:30, 1 Cor 16:5) a. 2 Thessalonians 2:16a, “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father.” b. John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.” c. 1 Corinthians 16:5, “I will …

03/13/2022 Professional Body Builders

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Professional Body Builders 1 Thessalonians 3:1-10   1. Body Building Requires Great Sacrifice and Pain. (Vs. 1-5; 1 Cor 9:26-27; Acts 13:2-3, 14:21-22; 2 Tim 3:10-12) a. 1 Corinthians 9:26-27, “So I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air. Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that …

03/06/2022 One Valuable Body!

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One Valuable Body! 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20   1. Separation From God’s Church Should Bring Great Distress. (Vs. 17, Heb 10:25, 2 Tim 1:4, John 13:34-35) a. Hebrews 12:25, “And let us consider one another in order to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and …

02/27/2022 Paying it Forward

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Paying it Forward 1 Thessalonians 2:13-17   1. The Word of God is To Be Wholeheartedly Welcomed! (Vs. 13, 1 Pet 1:23, John 8:31-32) a. 1 Peter 1:23, “because you have been born again—not of perishable seed but of imperishable—through the living and enduring word of God.” b. John 8:31-32, “Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, …

02/20/2022 The House’s Foundation – Part 2

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The House’s Foundation 1 Thessalonians 2:1-10   1. Good Results Come from Good Ministry. (Vs. 1, Isa 55:11) a. Isaiah 55:11, “so my word that comes from my mouth will not return to me empty, but it will accomplish what I please and will prosper in what I send it to do.”   2. Good Ministry is Not: a. Cowardly. …

02/13/2022 The House’s Foundation

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The House’s Foundation 1 Thessalonians 2:1-10   1. Good Results Come from Good Ministry. (Vs. 1, Isa 55:11) a. Isaiah 55:11, “so my word that comes from my mouth will not return to me empty, but it will accomplish what I please and will prosper in what I send it to do.”   2. Good Ministry is Not: a. Cowardly. …

02/06/2022 Let’s Be That Church

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Let’s Be That Church 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10   1. The Example of the Church is Worth Following When: a. She Imitates the Lord. (Vs. 6 a, 1 Cor 11:1) i. 1 Corinthians 11:1, “Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ.” b. She is Not Deterred by Persecution. (Vs. 6 b, Psa 9:9-10) i. Psalm 9:9-10, “The Lord is a refuge …