Calvary Church
June 14, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8


June 14, 2020 / 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up (rapiemur- Lat. Vulg.) together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air,  – 1 Thessalonians 4:17 (NASB)

…and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship – 2 Thessalonians 2:3-6 (NASB)

1 Thessalonians 1:10, 2:19, 3:13, 4:15, 5:23

Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a large number of God-fearing Greeks and not a few prominent women. – Acts 17:4

… you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,  – 1 Thessalonians 1:9 (NIV)

Chapter 4
The question is never does God it
The question is does it God (4:1)

(v.2) Paul gave to Christians
For you know what commandments we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus (v.2)

Sanctified: Designated for (v.3)
For this is the will of God, your sanctification (hagiasmos); that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality (porneia);
– 1 Thessalonians 4:3 (NASB)

Sanctification: hagiasmos – consecration, purification

Porneia: harlotry – (including adultery and incest) (Strong’s)

My body is the for the (v.4)
…that each of you know how to possess his own vessel (skeuos) in sanctification (hagiosmos) and honor, – 1 Thessalonians 4:4 (NASB)

“Now no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container (skeuos), or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light. – Luke 8:16-17 (NASU)

From God’s perspective, sexual relationships outside of marriage are considered and God takes this (v.6)
…as we told you before and solemnly warned you (v.6)

Rejecting God’s moral code in sexuality is Himself (v.8)

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh  – Genesis 2:24 (NASB)

Flee immorality. – 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (NASB)

She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life. – Proverbs 31:12 (NASB)


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