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9/10/2006 ~ Seek To Do Good


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... "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me." ~ Luke 12:13

Greed can be to the detriment of a good family life.

... God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through
our Lord Jesus Christ, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:9-10


We need to be a family that lives in peace with one another.

... walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
~ 1st Thessalonians 2:10-12


... urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound
more and more, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 4:1


Continue in your steps loving stronger and hoping more.

... we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 4:9-10


Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:11


... esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:12-13


Acknowledgement for good works is the spice of Encouragement.

... remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 1:3


... but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 1:5


... having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit, ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 1:6


Endure through the thorns of mortality to the light of grace.

... how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 1:9-10


We are here to edify one another.

Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out
for your souls, ... ~ Hebrews 13:17


Appreciate those who work among us.

... warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak,
be patient with all. ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:14-15


Be aware of the needs of others and certainly,
do not return evil for evil.

Donít be a finger pointer.
It doesnít matter who started it, donít continue it.


                  This means you. <─┐
... no one renders evil for evil to anyone, pursue what is good
both for yourselves and for all. ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:15

                                   └─> We can not ignore this passage.

... do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; ...
~ Romans 12:19


Put a stop to vicious cycles not just for ourselves, but for us all.

... even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts. ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 2:3-8


Seek good even if it makes us suffer,
then we have affection for each other.


... created in Christ Jesus for good works, ... ~ Ephesians 2:10

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 3:16-17


Let God give us the direction.
Seek God.
You can not have God without peace.


Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:23


Improve yourself, look in the mirror.

... why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, ... ~ Matthew 7:1-5

                                                     ┌─> Become more like God.
... in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18


Attitude will shine with brightness.

1. Rejoice always
2. Pray without ceasing
3. Give thanks

... may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another
and to all, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 3:11-13


Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say rejoice! ~ Philippians 4:4

For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth ...
~ 3rd John 1:3


We give thanks to God always for you all, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 1:2

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
~ Romans 12:15


I thank my God always concerning you ... ~ 1st Corinthians 1:4
              └─> Even though Paul was being rejected.

Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:19-22


Focus on yourself and donít stop talking about things of Spirit.

"And the foolish said to the wise, Give us some of your oil, ... ~ Matthew 25:8
└─> Will you follow the greedy opulence or choose to lead yourself?

... above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able
to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. ~ Ephesians 6:16


Donít dwell on things that go against the Spirit.

... who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.
~ 1st Corinthians 14:3


Donít avoid the teaching of scripture.

Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, ...
~ 2nd Timothy 4:2-5


... Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. ...
~ Galatians 5:16-18


If we do not continue in our studies, problems will arise.

Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:21-22


A little leaven leavens the whole lump. ~ Galatians 5:9

Are Christians to grumble?
Are we to just think of the self?


Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. ...
~ James 5:9


... for "love will cover a multitude of sins." Be hospitable
to one another without grumbling. ~ 1st Peter 4:7-9


  Do what is best for others.
~ Dedicate ourselves to be better.


Do you seek to do good
for the body of Godís family
or the comfort of manís body?




 

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