Caught Up In Him: A Life That Pleases God

1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

“Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.”                         1Thessalonians 4:1

Main Idea:  Our personal growth in holiness is highly valued by God and is a testimony to those who do not know Him.

 

  • A life that pleases God never stops growing in holiness. vs.1-2

 

  • We are called to honor God with our bodies.  vs 3-8 (1Cor 6:19-20)

 

Five reasons we should abstain from all sexual immorality:

 

ü  We are to be separate from the secular world.

ü  Sexual immorality hurts others.

ü  God will allow judgment for sexual sin.

ü  We are called to live pure lives.

ü  It is a rejection of God.

 

  • A life that pleases God doesn’t stop engaging and caring for the family of God. vs 9-10  (John 13:35)

 

  • Live life in a way that makes God look good in the eyes of others. vs 11-12

 

Application: 

 

Can you identify recent progress in your life in holy living?

 

Are you willing to conform your sexuality to God’s standard?

 

How can you please God through your choices today?