Is No News Really Good News

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Apr. 18, 2021

1 Thessalonians 3:6-13

“Is No News Really Good News?”

1. The Timothy Report (vs. 6-7)

A. Good News of your faith and love

Ephesians 1:15-16

Philemon 1:4-7

B. Still on Good Terms

C. Good News makes a difference (v. 7)

2. We Can Take a Deep Breath (vs. 8-10)

A. Now We Live (v. 8)

2 Corinthians 7:3-7

B. Inadequate Thanksgiving (v. 9)

Psalm 116:12

C. Praying for you (night and day) (v. 10a)

D. Supply what is lacking in your faith (v. 10b)

3. Blessing (vs. 11-13)

A. God Direct our way to you (v. 11)

B. Increase in Love (v. 12)

C. Established in Holiness at the coming of Jesus (v. 13)

1 Corinthians 1:30-31

Leviticus 21:8

The Bible teaches three tenses of salvation:

I have been saved: Justification

I am being saved: Sanctification

I will be saved: Glorification

Sanctification means separation:

Separation from sin:

 1 Peter 1:15-16

 Separation to God:

Revelation 1:6

We read in John 1:29, 33 that Jesus is “the one who is taking away the sin of the world…”“the one who is baptizing with the Holy Spirit”” -John Soper


Reflection:

1. Is holiness something that is established in your life? Have you allowed Jesus to sanctify you?

2. How is your faith and love increasing?