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1 Thessalonians Chapter 4:1-2

Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2
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Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God;
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for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.
  1. How did Paul urge and exhort them?
    1 Thessalonians 4:1
    Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God;
  2. What did they know, that Paul had given them?
    1 Thessalonians 4:2
    for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 4:3-8

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-8
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For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality;
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that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,
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not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;
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that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.
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For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.
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Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.
  1. What is the will of God regarding our sanctification?
    1 Thessalonians 4:3
    For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality;
  2. What should each man know how to possess?
    1 Thessalonians 4:4
    that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,
    1 Thessalonians 4:5
    not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;
  3. How should no one take advantage and defraud of his brother? What is God the avenger of?
    1 Thessalonians 4:6
    that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.
  4. What has God called us to?
    1 Thessalonians 4:7
    For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.
  5. If anyone rejects this, who are they rejecting?
    1 Thessalonians 4:8
    Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 4:9-12

Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another.

1 Thessalonians 4:9-12
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But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
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and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more;
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that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,
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that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.
  1. Who had taught them about loving one another?
    1 Thessalonians 4:9
    But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
  2. What did Paul urge them to do?
    1 Thessalonians 4:10
    and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more;
  3. How did he want them to live? Was this a suggestion, or a command?
    1 Thessalonians 4:11
    that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,
  4. Why did Paul instruct them to live this way?
    1 Thessalonians 4:12
    that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 4:13-14

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
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But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.
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For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
  1. What does Paul want you to not be ignorant about?
    1 Thessalonians 4:13
    But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.
  2. Who will Jesus bring with Him when He comes again?
    1 Thessalonians 4:14
    For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 4:15-18

For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.

1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
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For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
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For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
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Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
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Therefore comfort one another with these words.
  1. What will happen to those who are alive until His coming? Who will they not precede?
    1 Thessalonians 4:15
    For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
  2. How will the Lord descend? Whose voice will be with Him? When will the dead in Christ raise?
    1 Thessalonians 4:16
    For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
  3. What will happen to those who are alive? Who will they meet in the air? How long will we be with the Lord?
    1 Thessalonians 4:17
    Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
  4. What are we to do with these words?
    1 Thessalonians 4:18
    Therefore comfort one another with these words.