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1 Thessalonians 3:6-13 (Part B)

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August 16, 2021 6:00 am

1 Thessalonians 3:6-13 (Part B)

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August 16, 2021 6:00 am

Pastor Rick teaches from the Book of 1st Thessalonians 3:6-13

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David love the Lord, in spite of all the things he had to go through. He loves the Lord. Scoffers come along with their bookplates fantasies about God expect him to accept them all built on superstition. In other words, is basis is no basis for the things that they say. Therefore, these false notions offer no hope.

Scripture is loaded with evidence.

In fact, you got Muslims in Israel doing everything they can to hide evidence of the Jewish faith.

This is cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick Gaston. Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville. Pastor Rick is currently teaching through the book of first Thessalonians. Please stay with us after today's message to hear more information about cross reference radio, specifically how you can get a free copy of this teaching today on cross reference radio pastor teacher Rick Gaston will be teaching in first Thessalonians chapter 3 God will not let us go. He is not going to say you have had it with you done with me out. Never do that you are kept by the power of God that powers love is no fourth-grader that we know the sovereignty of God's love.

Otherwise, you destroy everything he was just this power, the love of God able to love the most wretched able to say to a man like David. After what he did with Uriah Bathsheba to be able to say God has put your sin away. Love did that love also welcomed the victims home also. Love also makes a way for the victim and the villain alike to be forgiven and meet in heaven, not as victim and villain, but as children of God, God will never let you down but to benefit from that statement.

You have to learn how to train yourself how to no longer think in the flesh about God have to get above yourselves if you think like a sinner, then God will let you down. You'll show him the evidence you will stand up like Joe but you will fall down like Job did not Job said, the Lord gives and takes away. Blessed be his name, and though he struggled with emotionally very much struggled with what was going on he never cursed God because he didn't look at it with the eyes of the flesh, looked at it as a spiritual man and God will never let you off another words you're a sinner. You might as well face it you can stand before him and say why not.

It cost his son's blood to get you forgiven.

And unless you repent you will perish.

And once you repent is on the strength of this understanding that God does not take justice lightly, nor does he dispense mercy foolishly.

Once we get these understandings inside of us. We become more effective as believers, because you know and were not effective when we get our feelings hurt. You get your feelings hurt. Of course you have very difficult to forgive the other person. Some do, because they tower some do, because the power of God in and of still and that's it. He says that we may see your face. He remembered what they look like this was personal. He knew them by face. It would be at least five years before he gets to see them again and when he does Luke writes about that in the book of acts is a very short statement. Acts chapter 20 verse one and two. After the opera had ceased its in Ephesus. Paul called his disciples to himself and brace them, and departed to go to Macedonia that's with Thessalonica was in Philippi and Berea. Now when he had gone over that region and encourage them with many words he came to Greece see how quickly blue candles that because he's a really Thessalonian letter you are and what happened when understand the bond. The letter was already written.

By the time Lou comes out with acts so he says that he want to Macedonia again and then he goes down to Greece as Grafton's current in the century of the church. Is there any minister there. He says also in verse 10 and perfect what is lacking in your faith never is the development finished, and it must be refreshed all the time.

That's why we assemble as we are assembled right here right now be corrected and to be perfected.

It takes listening and it takes doing. If you are Christian and you're not around.

Other Christians are probably going to have a lot more spots than you need to have a lot more blemishes than you should a lot more unnecessary bruises and a lot less use of your sword. If this is something you've chosen to do but to be corrected and to be perfected is to be built up in the faith and be stripped down in the flash and this is something that this doesn't stop. We all have flaws. We have flaws, even our faith. If anyone denies that they have just made the point they revealed the flaw in that verse 11. He continues now may our God and father himself and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you, our Bibles place no other names next to God's name with the quality you know we practice this in other places are sports for example, if you talking about baseball legends. You don't include the bad boy is to back what you don't know his name is your son is the bad boy. But you take the big names you know the Willie Mays Babe Ruth scene always take the big guns and you compare them because there is on the same absolutely have a basic understanding of this idea, but of course with God. It is all superlative. This is much higher. It is super God, you don't place the batboy name next to his. So then why is Jesus Christ wise his name next to God the father is equal. That's why 11 times in the book of Isaiah between chapters 43 and 48 God makes a declaration of divine exclusivity and it is an exceptional statement were just gonna take for I love this chapter in the Bible. I have it all marked up in the just to get to special markings so I can go to it at a glance. Isaiah 4310, God speaking through Isaiah's as you are my witness. He speaking to the nation Israel says Jehovah and my servant whom I have chosen that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me. There was no God formed, nor shall there be after me. God's eternal and white eternally does not expire.

The shelflife one God is going good for next 20 billion years. After that we get another God's rule that out verse six of Isaiah 44. Thus says Jehovah, the king of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts. That's his battle name.

I am the first and I am the last besides me there is no God, Jehovah witnesses will tell you, well you know Jesus is God, but is not Almighty God and all backwards messed up everything that that they give you the time of day is wrong is what happens when you blow you witness like that Isaiah 46 nine I am God and there is no other.

I am God and there is none like me now what part of this is difficult under none of it is designed to God. Absolutely there's no one on his level, or anyone mention on his level is equal with him, and then we got over that up a little bit not one more from Isaiah 4011. I will not give my glory to another will then why is Jesus up there with you on the marquee because he's equal because he's God is my son want to use the Athanasian Creed to help us all understand this little bit. Athanasius was dealing with people were bringing heresies into the church and he put together this tree that does it all is says the father is made of non-neither created nor begotten self existent. That's what makes him God as the father made of non-neither created nor begotten the son is of the father alone.

Neither made nor created but begotten what's that mean brought interview that Jesus is always been with the father there inseparable always distinct, but to us he became Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the angel of the Lord in the Old Testament came interview so we can begin to get our heads around God a little bit stop making things up about him. The Holy Spirit as of the father and of the son neither made nor created not begotten, but proceeding comes from God is not this physical manifestation of the Holy Spirit as there is with Jesus Christ as a distinction there and we use symbols such as the dove to speak of him because some of the qualities of the dog are the qualities the Holy Spirit has made himself known to us gently. Not Raven or crow living off of dead things is a gentle spirit to those who would have him know.

Paul also says in this verse, our Lord. This appears 80 times in the New Testament. 11. In the Old Testament 15 times in the Thessalonian letters. That's a pretty big chunk for two little letters that he may not be the Lord of others, but he certainly is my Lord you are Christian you sing the same thing. He may not be your Lord what he is my Lord because I let him only.

I surrender to you if you've not surrendered to him. Whether you like it or not. Believe it or not you've surrendered to Satan and not liking it and going against is not going to make go away. You cannot like the son of the moon. It's going to show up tomorrow.

Of course, is global snoring everybody sleeping at the same time but anyway, I surrender my surrender to his revelation intellectually with my brains.

I listen to what he said I like it. That's the revelation of God. All the Bible the Scripture how I know anything about God as he tells me I'm going to find in the fig.

This is left-handed I find anything like that. Spaghetti spaghetti is to tell you anything about it by God, but it God, God has to tell us about God he was with the statue. The fat guy with no clothes on. I mean why.

Who was the model for that theory is this back down now you say some of you might not like mocking other I like marking them that wrong.

I don't pretend well there's something intellectual none is not as stupid and God says it would talking in Proverbs is going to mark them wisdom is going to say what you kidding me, you bow down to that I offered you forgiveness of sins guidance love all these and you bowing down to that she surrender to his authority willfully. God is not a brute is not a bully.

He's God is his prerogative to enforce his will is his prerogative to forgive whom he will forgive and we know how he does that because he told us in his prerogative to Dan who he will them and we know how he does that because he's told us is not random is not like you know it's in a bad mood and unfortunately it should type judgment in those other Christians are so irritated me. I just got to get you this, not God. I surrender my surrender to his authority is willful.

My belief in his revelation is intelligent and my surrender to his splendor is emotional.

I enjoy it. I sense it is opened by hard up. I sing with joy. This is a spiritual thing goes far above anything else anywhere else. It bothers me that I cannot maintain the speed but I do believe if a car speedometer says 180. The owner should get it to 180.

Also, I put it there now a lot of people disagree with that they're wrong but they have guns and badges that makes it difficult to win the argument. While I believe my Bible says 180. Just remember, number it says infinity. I want to get up to that unless the start another see what it will do an anyway, we should have that approach was Scripture my surrender to his person is the best decision that I have ever made. And there is no better decision. I could ever make.

This is what it is to follow Jesus Christ the arrivals to my attention to him. Yes, oh may my flesh, my sinful nature. Have you ever been in the car singing hymns and songs of the Lord, and the next thing you know you chewing out the guy next to you when you get a license from us, the flesh, and so if anyone says no man does not have a dual nature. They were taught that somewhere by someone who didn't like the fact. But if you just open your eyes and look out. Things are.

You get to very quickly and so are the arrivals in my heart know not any.

My heart is totally Christ my flesh to gives me the hard time this the Psalm 2060 Yahweh I have loved the habitation of your house, the place where your glory dwells.

David love the Lord, in spite of all the things he had to go through you love the Lord. Scoffers come along with their bookplate fantasies about God expect him to accept them there all built on superstition. In other words, is no basis there's no basis for the things that they say. Therefore, these false notions offer no hope. Scripture is loaded with evidence. In fact, you've got Muslims in Israel doing everything they can to hide evidence of the Jewish faith and things that the Jewish Bible teaches how to do that to cover up the evidence.

The proof you would think you would say this is proof I'm converting some have very few. Some have so we move on. He says to direct our way to you, it was not enough to want to go to Thessalonica. Paul needed God to let him get their second Corinthians chapter 1 he writes back to them.

He says therefore, when I was planning this that I do it lightly or the things I plan do I plan according to the flesh with me. There should be yes yes or no. No.

And so Paul is saying that I don't plan things lightly. I go to the Lord. I find out what he wants me to do that.

I do it and if you think I just know I don't feel like doing it or I don't like you regardless of what I'm doing. I'm taking it to the Lord and so we continue. Verse 12 and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you so love makes faith real if you ever met someone I can talk the faithful description versus what is the mean little long for it like that guy, but he can't do any of it is the philosopher of the faith. When I philosophers philosophy takes guesses at things and then goes through life, I think, and that the Christian goes with thus says the Lord.

I know that's why when Christ came and he spoke it says in the end of the sermon on the Mount. They said that they were struck by him. Never did anyone speed not speak like the Pharisees of the scribes he spoke with authority as he knew what he was saying he wasn't guessing about. He had been there and so love allows us to disagree with brothers in the faith and sisters in the faith on nonessential issues and still work together and so I again love is abstract, but work is concrete part of love verse 13 so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and father of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with his saints, and so there again, we find that the Lord Jesus Christ is mentioned there with the father is equal because he is as we have discussed and says so he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and father.

The Old Testament prophets. They look for Messiah to come.

He came they missed him.

As we've discussed through this letter because of pinnacle Judaism versus Judaism based on the law and the prophets in the writings he through those away and they began concentrating on what universities in Jehovah's name was teaching the rabbinical schools and unfortunately there are many doctrines in Christianity that you have to be taught by somebody in their wrong you would never get these things reading the Scripture what you go off somewhere and you learn and you come back with this twisted view that is nothing more than 11 and unfortunately many Christians can even identify heretic if he was preaching heresy do them and that's why the Jehovah witnesses are so successful because they're one of their moves is to make you feel ashamed that your ignorance and yet blessed by their presence, which offers you knowledge and they usually start. Have you ever wondered why you know I want know why you people keep coming back to my house one last time. One just came up to my house around Hollow Queen national weenie day anyway.

Blessed look you Jehovah witnesses. I'm a pastor I will never agree with what you're speaking in is a waste of both of our time. Thank you. I didn't say thank you very careful how I speak to give him anything. I'm not rude, but unlike ready to be an anxious Lord just say go he doesn't he doesn't anyway so is a limit is asked is what you think about Halloween is that I'm against. What would you like Cemetery. No delight material for my sermon from Jehovah will energy just call hell often asked Satan to tell me what I should say in the pulpit. Some of you again, Ms. know that's harsh lapels will be a lot more harsh anything I say I'm just tired of people covering up truth in the interests of some stability and nothing simple about letting people believing lies when you have the ability to address it and then maybe someone sitting you came in here thinking all these things will cool off everybody's doing a homosexual thing. It must be fine.

Your full goddess said the full has said in his heart there is no God. While you sit will I believe there's a god but which one. What's his name. What do you like where did you get him from are you following an imposter, because it's going to meet everything to you one day you will not be able to say I went to Chapel, Mechanicsville, and they made Satan very comfortable there. May you never be able to say that about us well.

We have to finish this verse and so let's go forward at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

This is the hope in the expectation of better things that the early Christians never lost sight of them yet today, Christians and want talk about end times on toddler prophecy and the rapture. You may not know these Christians because you may run in circles with Christians who are like-minded. But they are out there in first Thessalonians. Every chapter deals with the coming of Jesus Christ. Second letter the first two chapters doing the third has no reference.

So I just want to briefly go over some of these are why not speak of a better hope in the coming of Christ in this degenerate society we live in John writing his first letter talking about we seeing Christ and being like him, he says, and everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself justice. Jesus first Thessalonians chapter 1 verse 10 we read wait for the sun from heaven, whom he raised from the dead. Chapter 2 verse 19 in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming. In this chapter. Chapter 3 verse 13, the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

I'll be in a number and so will I hope all of you.

Chapter 4 verse 15, the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are dead, says a sleep euphemism, but he saying that the dead died in Christ, they will receive their resurrected bodies first and then those who are rapture is order in God's house and that is the order of business. First Thessalonians 523 says preserved blameless at the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Every chapter. Now we didn't have chapter divisions you still would walk away saying I talked about the coming of Christ a lot and that's why we've entitled the study, the coming of Christ. Because this is what Paul was sharing with these persecuted rookie Christians were coming is usually translated coming, but it is actually presence another compound word in the Greek horror meaning alongside. Thus to be alongside of someone so to be present with all of his saints, and with a quote from FB Meyer FB Meyer was a man of God in England and London preached a great ministry and when G. Campbell Morgan came to London FB Meyer says you know I was little nervous. Those goes my flock and got added to the church and Morgan did well to and is always enough to go around and if your pastor those things stick out because of course your defense of the church. Yes, your Shepherd and you will want to go at anything ago that the church, but also your your human and susceptible to envy and jealousy and insecurity. Probably more in ministry than your own life and when you are encouraged by such experiences, and others. Those things tend to lose their power and Christ gains power cycles of this quote by FB Meyer says I do not believe in sanctification.

I believe in the sanctifier I do not believe in holiness. I believe in the holy one. Is she simply defining the true meaning of words going a little deeper course we use to work sanctification in the holiness of the saints, which going the same as Jesus asked the one to take him out of the picture and you have no substance. You have judgment. Thanks for tuning in to cross reference radio for this study in the book of first Thessalonians cross reference radio is the teaching ministry of pastor Rick Gaston of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville in Virginia to learn more information about this ministry. Visit our website cross reference once you're there you will find additional teachings from Pastor Rick. We encourage you to subscribe to our podcast. When you subscribe, you will be notified of each new edition of cross reference radio.

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