Rejoice Pray Give Thanks

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  • Rejoice Pray Give Thanks

    1. 2. Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
    2. 4. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 <ul><li>12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. </li></ul>
    3. 5. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 <ul><li>14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. </li></ul>
    4. 6. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 <ul><li>16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire. 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22 reject whatever is harmful. </li></ul>
    5. 7. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 <ul><li>23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. </li></ul>
    6. 8. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 <ul><li>25 Brothers and sisters, pray for us. 26 Greet all God's people with a holy kiss. 27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters. </li></ul><ul><li>    28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. </li></ul>
    7. 9. What is God’s will for my life? <ul><li>Something we all want to know </li></ul><ul><li>According to Blackaby </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not the right question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Question is, “What is God’s will, and how do I live in it ?” </li></ul></ul>
    8. 10. What is God’s will for my life? <ul><li>3 Things </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rejoice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pray </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give thanks </li></ul></ul>
    9. 12. Rejoice <ul><li>Rejoice always </li></ul><ul><li>Joy + Joy </li></ul><ul><li>Joy + Joy </li></ul><ul><li>rejoice </li></ul>
    10. 13. Rejoice <ul><li>Rejoice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. To enjoy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. To give joy to; to make joyful; to gladden. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syn: To please; cheer; exhilarate; delight. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ rejoice.”  Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary . MICRA, Inc. 21 Nov. 2008. <Dictionary.com  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rejoice >. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 15. Pray <ul><li>Pray continually </li></ul><ul><li>Not able by ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>Need the Holy Spirit </li></ul>
    12. 16. Pray <ul><li>Romans 8:26-27 </li></ul><ul><li>26  In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.  27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God. </li></ul>
    13. 18. Give Thanks <ul><li>Give thanks in all circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>Even in hard times </li></ul><ul><li>Again, we need the Holy Spirit! </li></ul>
    14. 19. <ul><li>So what? </li></ul><ul><li>Now what? </li></ul>

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