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Week of June 26, 2022

  1. Introduction (1:1)

  2. Congratulations (1:2-3:13)

  3. Exhortations (4:1-5:22)

  4. Conclusion (5:23-28)1.

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1 Thessalonians 3:12

Sermon Outline

1.  Introduction ~ our topic today is the ∆ “change” that Jesus brings 

     1.1.  1 Thess 3:12-13 in the Gk this opens w/ “you” (υμας) [ŭ măs]

2.  Context ~ Paul is asking for God to change them 1 Thess 3:12 

     2.1.  it seems that God more wonderful than we fathom 1 Thess 3:11 

             2.1.1.  He is revealed as a mystery 1 Cor 8:6 

     2.2.  Paul asks that the Thessalonians about in love Phil 1:9 

3.  Love ~ comes into focus 1 Thess 3:12 only God can do this Rom 5:5 

4.  Change ~ is required @ a fundamental level in their lives 

     4.1.  for Paul-this change always started w/love Rom 13:8-10 

             4.1.1.  this is the 1st of the fruit of Spirit Gal 5:22-23 

5.  Blameless ~ supernatural outworking will be evident 1 Thess 3:13 

     5.1.  this gets tough, we are called to love our enemies Luke 6:27-28 

     5.2.  @ salvation God gives us the “gift of righteousness” Rom 5:17 

             5.2.1.  the desires of our hearts change 1 Thess 3:13 

             5.2.2.  this is the fruit of inner sanctification Phil 2:15 

6.  Holy ~ (ἁγιωσύνη) describes life in the Spirit 1 Cor 3:16

     6.1.  perfecting us is God’s work; we must cooperate Phil 2:12–13 

7.  Christian Living ~ is expressed practically in daily life 1 Thess 4:3-7 

8.  Application ~ the Church been condemned for being judgmental  

     8.1.  we are commanded to love & a loveless Christianity is an oxymoron

     8.2.  this kind of love is shown through action Rom 5:8 

     8.3.  if the Father’s nature is to love & we claim to be His children

             8.3.1.  then love is going to be demonstrable 1 John 4:7-12 

                        8.3.1.1.  this kind of love comes from outside 1 John 4:13 

     8.4.  what God asks of us is what God supplies for us

             8.4.1.  what He asks of us is to surrender & let Him do it

 

For Contemplation:

Am I ready to cooperate w/ the Holy Spirit changing me into something new?

 

Homiletical Idea:

Jesus changes us.

 

For Prayer:

Lord, may my life reflect a family image as I become more like You.