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1 Thessalonians 5:23-28

“A Prayer and 3 Requests”

This letter is full of reminders and encouragement to stand fast and keep progressing in the faith!  It is not primarily a problem-solving letter seeking to change belief or behavior.

 1. The Prayer—1 Thess. 5: 23-24

  1. Sanctification—three aspects:




      2. The source of our sanctification—

      3. The extent of our sanctification— 

  1. The goal of our sanctification— 
  1. The timing of our ultimate sanctification— 
  1. The guarantee of our sanctification— 

2, Three Requests—1 Thess. 5: 25-27

  1. Pray for your pastor. 
  1. Love and encourage each other. 
  1. Submit to the Word of God. 

3.  Don’t forget—Be characterized by grace!  1 Thess. 5: 28