Key Idea: The Day of the Lord challenges believers to live with hope in the present.
Key Idea: We have an eternal hope in the future that allows us to live steadfast and faithful lives in the present.
I. Realize the Christian’s View of Death is different than an unbeliever’s (v. 13) II. Realize the Christian’s Death is transformed by Christ’s Death (v. 14) III. Realize the hope in a Christian’s Death (v. 15)
Key Idea: Living distinct lives that please God requires focused and purposeful love for others. Four priorities as a way of loving others: I. Godly Discontentment: Increase in Love II. Quite Ambition: Lead a Quiet Life III. Worry About Yourself: Mind Your Own Business IV. Work Diligently: Work with Your Hands
Theme of 1 Thessalonians 4: We are called to distinct lives that pursue holiness and please God. Key Idea: The goal of purity is finding true and lasting satisfaction in Christ. I. A Distinct Purpose: To Please God (v. 1-3a) II. A Distinct Practice: To Pursue Holiness (v. 3b-5) III. A Distinct Power: Trust in […]
I. Paul’s view of satisfaction II. Paul’s view on sovereignty III. Paul’s view on sanctification
Key idea: Paul’s comfort models faith in God established by sound theology and doctrine and sanctified by application of truth to our lives in the face of fierce opposition from the world
I. We are a Christ-centered family (v. 17) II. We have active affections for one another (v. 17-18) III. We are a picture of God’s grace (v. 19-20)
I. The Process of Faith: God-Powered transformation (v. 13) II. The Product of Faith: A counter-cultural Life (v.14-16)
Key idea: The Gospel message is true and is demonstrated in lives driven by God in the face of opposition. I. The Proof of the Gospel II. The Truth of the Gospel