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1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 (1 Thessalonians 5:12-28)

Tim Douglass, January 12, 2020
Part of the 1 Thessalonians series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

We are, at this point, into what is sometimes colloquially referred to as the “short rows”. The end of the letter is just ahead and it seems to me that Paul has basically covered what he considered most important and is now just adding some additional thoughts that he feels are useful to them. The most critical part of the letter was the encouragement regarding those believers who had died and the time of the return of the Lord. What follows is more practical advice on how they (and we) are to live until the Lord returns.

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1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

12And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 13And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves. 14Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. 15See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 16Rejoice evermore. 17Pray without ceasing. 18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19Quench not the Spirit. 20Despise not prophesyings. 21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22Abstain from all appearance of evil. 23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 25Brethren, pray for us. 26Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. 27I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. 28The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. (KJV)

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