Saturday, August 05, 2017

Homiletics: 1 Thessalonians 4

Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.we instructd u how2live2pls G,as in fact ur living(1a) we ask/urge u in LJ 2do this more&more(1b)

3.4u know what instructions we gave u by authority of LJ(2) is G’s will u b sanctified: that u avoid sexual immorality(3)

5.that ea of u should learn2ctrl ur body in a way that is holy and honorable(4)

6.not in passionate lust like pagans, who know G(5) this matter no1 should wrong/take advantage of bro or sis(6a)

8.The L will punish all who commit such sins as we told u&warned u b4(6b)

9.4 G did call us 2b impure, but 2 live holy life(7)

10.T4, any1 who rejects this instruction reject human being but G, who gives u HS(8) about ur lv4 1anothr we need2write u, u been taught by G 2lv ea other(9) fact, u do lv all G’s fam thru Macedonia; yet we urge u 2do so more&more(10)

13.&2make it ur ambition 2lead quiet life: mind ur own bus & wk w/ur hands as we told u(11) ur daily life may win respect of outsiders&so u dependent on anybody(12)

15.we want u be uninformed re:those who sleep in death,so u grieve lk rest o mankind who hv hope(13)

16.4we bel J died&rose again&so we bel G will bring w/J those who fallen asleep in Him(14)

17.Accordg2L’s Wd,we tell u we who still alive,left till cming o L, precede those who fallen asleep(15)

18.4L Himself will cm dn frm Hvn w/loud cmd, voice o archangel&trumpet call&dead in C rise 1st(16)

19.after,we who still alive caught up together w/them in clouds to meet L in the air so we b w/L 4evr(17)

20.T4 encourage 1anothr w/these wds(18)


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.Living to please God (1-8)

Principle: Becoming more like Christ glorifies God.

2.Loving one another (9-18)

Principle: Becoming more like Christ enables us to love others.


Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Paul instructs Thessalonians about pleasing God through living and loving.


Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK A believer’s transformation into Christ-likeness pleases God and brings Him glory.


Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about life change):

1.In what areas has Christ been working on your sanctification and how are you encouraged by His training you so personally?

2.How has your love for others changed since Jesus came into your life and what changes are you looking forward to in this area in the future?

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