Holy Hope

This past weekend at Eastbrook, I continued our series on 1 Thessalonians entitled “Hope Rising: 1 Thessalonians for Today.” This third week of the series I preached from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 on how the sacred fire of holy hope shapes the way we live our everyday lives.

You can find the message outline and video below. You can access the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.

“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified” (1 Thessalonians 4:3a)

Living with Holy Hope – Aiming to Please God (1 Thessalonians 4:1-2)

Paul’s overriding concern is that the Thessalonians live to please God (4:1a)

That they do so more and more (4:1b)

To this end Paul offers practical instruction (4:2f)

Living with Holy Hope in Our Bodies and Sexuality (1 Thessalonians 4:3-8)

God’s will and holy hope (4:3a)

The embodied life of holy hope (4:3b-6a)

The seriousness of relinquishing holy hope in the body and sexuality (4:6b-8)

Living with Holy Hope in Relationships and Daily Living (1 Thessalonians 4:9-12)

Mutual love reflects our hope in Christ (4:9-10)

A quiet life and adequate work reflects our hope in Christ (4:11-12)

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