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Living in the Will of God (12 of 13)
Series: Living While Looking Up
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Thessalonians 5.16-18
Now as you're turning to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5 .. not wanting you to miss something special .. I want to encourage you to be back tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the G building. We will be dedicating a group of deacons who will be serving our congregation throughout the year.
As Bill Donovan .. who is serving again as our Deacon Chairman .. and I were talking about this special dedication service … he said, "Pastor, I would like to issue the charge to our men and their families." I said, "Bill, that would be wonderful."
Now if you are new to our church .. our Deacon Chairman Bill Donovan is currently in a fight with Leukemia. And God's been doing a work in Bill's life and you will not want to miss tonight as we not only hear from Bill … but as we pray over the men who will be serving our congregation this new year.
Now today we're picking up where we left off last time together as we continue our series of messages from 1 Thessalonians 5 under the heading:
LIVING WHILE LOOKING UP.
Now as Paul wraps up his letter to the Thessalonian saints … he gives them three brief commands … a trio of admonitions .. three practical principles included in the life of the believer who is LIVING WHILE LOOKING UP.
Say … aren't you glad that the Bible is more than just theory to learn! I mean .. if the Bible is just a book of theory … it wouldn't make a lot of difference in our daily life.
More than a book of theories to learn .. the Bible is a book of principles to live! That's why James says in James 1.22, "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."
Well .. beginning in 1st Thessalonians 5.16 .. Paul gives us three timeless principles to pursue! And in pursuing them … we find ourselves living in the middle of the will of God. And if we'll live in the will of God when it comes to these ...
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