1 Thessalonians 5:19-28 (the One About Being Kept Blameless)

1 Thessalonians 5:19

sbennumi (sben’-noo-mee): to quench; to extinguish, suppress or thwart

1 Thessalonians 5:20-21
2 Timothy 4:1-4

1 Thessalonians 5:22
1 Thessalonians 5:23
1 Thessalonians 5:24

“I look forward to seeing Jesus face to face, but I don’t want to stand before Him with regrets.”

Are we allowing God to keep us blameless? Are we willing to let Him work on our rough edges? Our secret sins? Our inner fears?

1 Thessalonians 5:25-28

1 Thessalonians 5:12-18 (The One About Many Things)

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13a
1 Thessalonians 5:13b (Be at peace among yourselves.)
1 Thessalonians 4:14

Admonish the idle
Encourage the faint-hearted
Help the weak
Be patient with them ALL

1 Thessalonians 5:15
1 Thessalonians 5:16
1 Thessalonians 5:17
1 Thessalonians 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances;
1 Thessalonians 5:18 …for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

When something is God’s will for you, he will provide what is needed for you to accomplish it.

Philippians 4:19
2 Corinthians 9:8

Question: What is you need to do these many things?

(What do you need from God that will allow you to follow spiritual leadership, be at peace with others, admonish the idle, encourage the faint-hearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone, do good to everyone, rejoice and give thanks in all circumstances, etc.)

When something is God’s will for you, he will provide what is needed for you to accomplish it.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-11 (The One About Being Awake and Sober)

1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

1 Thessalonians 5:6
1 Thessalonians 5:7
How do you stay awake and sober in a spiritual sense?
1 Thessalonians 5:8

Protect your heart; put on the breastplate of faith and love.

What things are you doing to protect your heart?
Are there any certain boundaries or safeguards you have put in place?

1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

Be mindful of your salvation; put on the helmet of hope.

How are you reminding yourself of your salvation? What practices are keeping you mindful of Jesus?

1 Thessalonians 1:10
John 16:33
1 Thessalonians 5:11