Worship Guide for October 18
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1 Thessalonians 5:23-28
23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.
25 Brothers, pray for us.
26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.
27 I put you under oath before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
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Summary: In the previous passage, Paul explained how to stay awake and be sober minded while we wait for the glorious return of Jesus. There were a number of commands ranging from following leadership, caring for one another, rejoicing in all things and discerning the work of God’s Spirit in our lives. Even back in chapter 4, there were commands to live in purity and work diligently. Many read these and feel overwhelmed wondering if they can do it. In this closing section, Paul gives us confidence to press forward in faith, resting in the promises that God who is faithful will make us new. While we are called to engage in this new life of faith, it will be God who works in us and through us to finish well.
Review and Apply
What does it mean to be sanctified? How do you see it in the life of another?
What is God's final goal for the holiness of his children?
How does the faithfulness of God who calls us to salvation encourage us in the effort to walk in a manner of the gospel?
What is your practice of prayer for the leadership of the church? How can it get stronger
What level of importance do you place on gathering with fellow members to hear the word and to be encouraged in faith? In what ways can you encourage others in this call to gather?