THE BEST WAY TO LIVE
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 (873)
A. The best life that anyone can possibly live is a life that pleases God. 1 Thess. 4:1-2
1. As we live for God, we are blessed. Matthew 6:33 (707); Ephesians 1:3 (863)
2. We will be rewarded in eternity. Matthew 25:46b (726)
B. To live for God, we must overcome living for self. Luke 9:23 (760); Galatians 2:20
C. Let’s concentrate on how we should live to please God based on 1 Thessalonians 4:
I. If we intend to please God, our lives must be holy. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2,7
A. The term “holy” means that set apart for the Lord’s use. Romans 12:1-2 (837)
1. In character and conduct. Romans 12:1: “a living sacrifice, holy” Romans 6:13
2. Our lives must be separate from the values of the world. Romans 12:2
II. We shouldn’t take advantage of a brother in Christ. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6
A. A Christian man can’t engage in sexual activities outside of marriage and please God.
III. We need the Holy Spirit to help us live for God. 1 Thessalonians 4:8; Romans
IV. If we intend to please God, we must practice love for one another. Vv 9-10; John
V. Let’s look at what our ambitions should be. 1Thessalonians 4:11
A. “To lead a quiet life”
B. To mind our own business.
C. To work with our hands. 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12
VI. The results. 1 Thessalonians 4:12
A. Our lives will have the respect of outsiders.
B. We won’t be dependent on others for financial support. Ephesians 4:28 (865)
C. Our lives will glorify our Heavenly Father. Matthew 5:16 (705)
Conclusion: The way we live is a choice, but we can’t please God unless we live according to