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This Is The Will Of God
Ken D. Trivette
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
I. THE WORD OF GOD THAT DIRECTS OUR SANCTIFICATION!
A. Our Reverence for the Word of God
B. Our Obedience to the Word of God
II. THE WALK WITH GOD THAT DISPLAYS OUR
A. The Goal of our Walk
B. The Growth of our Walk
III. THE WILL OF GOD THAT DEMANDS OUR SANCTIFICATION!
A. Keeping Our Life Consecrated to God
B. Keeping Our Life Clean Before God
1. I once came across what is called, "The Lincoln-
Kennedy Coincidence." I found it quite interesting.
President Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1860.
President John Kennedy was elected in 1960. Both lost
children while in the White House. Both men were shot
in the head on a Friday in the presence of their
wives. Both were replaced with Southern Democrat
Senators named Johnson. Lincoln's successor was Andrew
Johnson, born in 1808. Kennedy's successor was Lyndon
Johnson, born in 1908. Booth, Lincoln's assassin, was
born in 1839. Oswald, Kennedy's assassin, was born in
1939. Both assassins were themselves assassinated
before their trials. Lincoln's secretary was named
Kennedy. Kennedy's secretary was name Lincoln.
Secretary Kennedy advised Lincoln not to go to the
theater. Secretary Lincoln advised Kennedy not to go
to Dallas. Booth shot Lincoln in a theatre and ran to
a warehouse. Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and
ran to a theatre.
2. You have to admit there is much coincidence between
the events of Lincoln and Kennedy's life. However, I
remind you that when it comes to the Christian life,
it is not a matter of coincidence, but providence. Our
life is not governed by accidents, but by
appointments. To put it another way, our life is
governed by the will of God.
3. Each of us can live with the assurance that nothing
happens in our life that has not been arranged,
appointed, or allowed by God. Anything and everything
that touches our life i ...
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