Jubilee Evangelical Church
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

帖撒羅尼迦前書 4 – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12


September 20, 2020


帖撒羅尼迦前書 4 – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

My Sermon Notes from September 20, 2020 Full Text:

帖撒羅尼迦前書 4 – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

1 弟兄們,我還有話說,我們靠著主耶穌求你們勸你們:你們既然受了我們的教訓,知道該怎樣行可以討神的喜悅,就要照你們現在所行的更加勉勵。 2 你們原曉得我們憑主耶穌傳給你們什麼命令。 3 神的旨意就是要你們成為聖潔,遠避淫行, 4 要你們各人曉得怎樣用聖潔、尊貴守著自己的身體, 5 不放縱私慾的邪情,像那不認識神的外邦人。 6 不要一個人在這事上越分,欺負他的弟兄,因為這一類的事主必報應,正如我預先對你們說過,又切切囑咐你們的。 7 神召我們本不是要我們沾染汙穢,乃是要我們成為聖潔。 8 所以,那棄絕的不是棄絕人,乃是棄絕那賜聖靈給你們的神。 9 論到弟兄們相愛,不用人寫信給你們,因為你們自己蒙了神的教訓,叫你們彼此相愛。 10 你們向馬其頓全地的眾弟兄固然是這樣行,但我勸弟兄們要更加勉勵。 11 又要立志做安靜人,辦自己的事,親手做工,正如我們從前所吩咐你們的, 12 叫你們可以向外人行事端正,自己也就沒有什麼缺乏了。

1 As for other matters, brothers and sisters, 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. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. 3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8 Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit. 9 Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. 10 And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, 11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.