Sunday, October 23, 2011

God's Tool Box

1 Thessalonians 5: 16-22
  1. JOY:  We are to be joyful.  It is possible to have JOY if our JOY is in the LORD.  We are commanded to rejoice.   It is a choice that we make to be joyful in good times and hard times. (verse16)
  2. PRAYER:  We will need Gods power and help in the days to come.  What do you do when hard times come?  We need to turn to prayer.  (verse 17)
  3. GIVE THANKS:  It seems that so many people are unthankful.  No matter where we are in life we will always have something to be thankful for. Find something each day to thank God for.  It is the will of God for us to be thankful.  (verse 18)
  4. THE SPIRIT:  If you are a genuine believer God lives in you.  Don't quench his working in your life by not being in His Word or letting sin into your life.  (verse19)
  5. THE WORD OF GOD:  Don't ignore the Word of God, it is our guide book.   All of the answers we need in life can be found in the Bible.  (verse 20)
  6. DISCERNMENT:  Test all of the teaching you hear by the Word of God.  When you find something that is good hold fast to it.  If it is evil in any form, as God defines evil,  stay away.  There are so many things that can so easily lead us into temptation.   (verse 22)
As a true believer we need to use God's Tool Box.

Have a Blessed Lords Day,

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