Continous Salvation

Study: 1 Thessalonians 1-5

Observation: Salvation Theme
1 Thessalonians 3
4For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.
5For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.
8For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.
13To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

I think this is a good reminder for us fellow brethren in family of Jesus Christ. What are the reminders here?

1. Suffer Tribulations – It will come. Many people who are taught and preached with the health and wealth gospel, they will fall away when trials and tribulations come if they choose to hold fast to the false teaching.
2. Sent to Know your Faith – Continual Check with each other
3. Tempted have tempted (note tempted, past tensed. Not tempting. Meaning already succumbed)
4. Labour in vain
5. For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.
6. Finally our final end -> Unblameable
Application
Continuously stand fast in the Lord.

Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus, throughout the bible, we read of many man of God who have hold fast to the faith, being obedient to the word. People like Abraham, David, Moses, etc. They may not be perfect, but you had been faithful in restoring them. This is a BIG COMFORT and reality for us as we know we are sinners saved by grace. In this sinful body of ours, we need the daily faith in Christ, daily cleaning from the blood of the lamb, daily confession, daily repentance, daily submission wholly to your will and instructions. Draw us close to you always for it is by your grace and pleasure that we be in you, through Jesus Christ, our redeemer and savior. Help us to stand fast in the Lord.

=================================================================

Other observed readings from 1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians 1-5 (King James Version)

1 Thessalonians 2

5For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:

18Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

1 Thessalonians 3

4For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.

5For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.

8For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.

13To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

1 Thessalonians 4

4That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

12That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

13But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 5

2For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

3For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

14Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

16Rejoice evermore.

17Pray without ceasing.

18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

19Quench not the Spirit.

20Despise not prophesyings.

21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

22Abstain from all appearance of evil.

23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

24Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

25Brethren, pray for us.

Advertisements

~ by ymsim on 2010/03/12.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: