Sermon 28/12/2019 - 1Thess 5:12-28 Final Words:
Paul urges the readers to work hard at encouraging, helping and admonishing one another, with much patience.
He also urges the beneficiaries of the fruits thereof to acknowledge and esteem in love highly, those who labour/toil, manage/care & protect, admonish——tasks given to those called by God to perform.
Be confident (with prayer, thanksgiving, rejoicing) because it is a calling by God and " he will surely do it" (v24).
1. Have you acknowledged anyone who worked hard in the LORD and encouraged him/her?
2. While working hard and waiting for Christ's return, what are the things that you would not give up, in order to advance God's kingdom? Or are you willing to pay all costs for God's will to be done?