1 Thes. 5:16-28
 Mature Worship


1Th 5:16  Rejoice evermore.   – A Christian life should be characterized by joy.  Every church family has its doubting  

                                                   Thomas.  Like witnessing an autopsy.

                                                   Ecc. 3:1-8
                                                   this would make a good topical message.  Savior, Salvation, Security, etc…
                                                   1Ti 6:8  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

                                                   Heb 13:5  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such          

                                                    things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.


1Th 5:17  Pray without ceasing.                        If we did this, we would rejoice without ceasing.

1Th 5:18  In every thing give thanks:                 for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
  this certainly falls in line with the above mentioned.

1Th 5:19  Quench not the Spirit.   Keep the Spirit alive, on fire,

1Th 5:20  Despise not prophesyings.  Modern day preaching.


1Th 5:21  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

1Th 5:22  Abstain from all appearance of evil.

1Th 5:23  And 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.

1Th 5:24  Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

1Th 5:25  Brethren, pray for us.

1Th 5:26  Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.

1Th 5:27  I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

1Th 5:28  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. The first epistle to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.


 Family worship

v.17-28  How we worship means a lot.
  v.17) Prayer
  v.18) Praise

  v.19-21) Word of God

  v.22-24)Godly Living

  v.25-28 Christian Fellowship