2/26/2006 ~ Don't Quit
... Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:1-28
Thessalonica was a city in Greece.
The message was that the Lord hasn't come back, but keep it going.
... we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, ...
~ Titus 2:11-14
Jesus is coming back ... How?
... Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? ...
~ James 4:4
... "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." ... ~ James 4:5-10
Ask, if I do this, does it bring me closer to God?
┌──── Faith, Love, Hope ────┐
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.
~ Hebrews 11:1
Trust more in God than ourselves.
... by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. ... ~ Acts 20:35
More blessed to give than to receive.
So many youths look for what others do to them.
... whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, ... ~ Matthew 7:12
└──── Golden Rule ────┘
Not what you do to others but for others.
... hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
~ Romans 8:24-25
Hope is not based on what you see.
Many churches gauge there success in numbers.
... putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet
the hope of salvation. ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:8-10
Success lays in the individual.
... comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:12-14
... but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us. ...
~ 2nd Thessalonians 3:6-11
People were lazy in Thessalonica.
Paul wanted them to "Wake Up!"
... always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:14-15
Rejoice always, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:16
Rejoice in Christ.
Don't quit because you need to be ready today.
If He dosen't come back today, we have not wasted our time.
CHRIST is a way of Life.
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