Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sunday Sermon Outline: 1 Thessalonians 5

“In God We Trust”
1 Thessalonians 5

Introduction: Hebrews 12:9

I.  Trust God as your focus vs. 1-10
     “Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. [2] For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. [3] While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. [4] But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; [5] for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; [6] so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. [7] For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night. [8] But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. [9] For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, [10] who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.” 

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Ephesians 6:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4' Revelation 2:4; Matthew 6:33; Malachi 1:6

II. Trust God in your fellowship vs. 11-15
     “Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. [12] But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, [13] and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another. [14] We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. [15] See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.”

Galatians 6:10; 2 Thessalonians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

III. Trust God as your Father vs. 16-22
     “Rejoice always; [17] pray without ceasing; [18] in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. [19] Do not quench the Spirit; [20] do not despise prophetic utterances. [21] But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; [22] abstain from every form of evil.”

Colossians 3:2; Psalm 50:23; 2 Peter 1:20-21

IV. Trust God enough to put Him first vs. 23-28
     “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. [24] Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. [25] Brethren, pray for us. [26] Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. [27] I adjure you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brethren. [28] The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.”

Conclusion: Ephesians 6:1-3; Revelation 7:11-12