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1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8)

Tim Douglass, October 13, 2019
Part of the 1 Thessalonians series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

At this point we shift gears a bit and Paul begins to address some more practical issues of belief and behavior. Chapter 4 begins with the word “finally”, which isn’t really a concluding statement, but rather a transition from the personal comments at the beginning to the major content of the letter. The theme of most the comments has to do with Christian living, and that is where he begins. One word that really defines this section is “sanctification”. So that is where we are going to start.

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1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

1Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. 2For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. 3For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 4That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 5Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: 6That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. 7For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 8He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit. (KJV)

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