Call To Die

Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sermon Notes from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8. Sermon by Tray Earnhart.

[The following notes were taken at the 10:45AM service this morning at Kosmosdale Baptist Church. The sermon is available to hear on-line HERE.]

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8.

I. Introduction:

A. When we meet challenges, do we rise to them?

B. Often, inward challenges are greater than outward challenges.

II. The Inward Challenge

A. "Please God"
1. This is impossible outside of Christ.
2. We should grow in pleasing God.

B. "Sanctification"
1. Sanctification is mentioned here, particularly in the area of "sexual immorality."
2. Sanctification from sexual immorality points to the need for:
a. self-control
b. vigilance
3. Sanctification, unlike justification, is a process.
4. Sanctification is necessarily tied to justification.

C. The ability to please God and growth in sanctification are given by the Holy Spirit.

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