Living Faithfully for Christ in a World Opposed to Christ (Part 4)

Key Idea: To live faithfully for Christ in a world opposed to Christ we must be in the world, but not of the world, for the purpose of witnessing to the world. 1. We must be in the world… (Verses 14-15) Main focus – To be “in the world” means we live in a culture that hates us, and with the devil who opposes us. 2. …but not of the world… (Verses 16-19) Main focus – To be “not of the world” means to be faithful to Christ through living according to the Word,......

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Belonging: Sanctification (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)

Sanctification Defined: A work of God in man that makes us more and more free from sin and more like Christ in our lives. A term that’s closely related and sometimes used synonymously with the word holiness.   Key Idea: We can be encouraged that God is changing our hearts and lives to be more like Christ through the process of sanctification.   Four Encouraging Aspects of Sanctification I. The character of sanctification (v. 23) II. The Creator of sanctification (v. 23) III. The comprehensiveness of sanctification (v. 23) IV. The confidence for......

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