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Jan 19, 2020

Being In It

Being In It

Passage: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Preacher: Dr. Steve Brown

Series: It


1 Thess. 5:16-18

1 Thessalonians 4:3


1. I can know I’m in God’s will by being joyful.

1 Thes. 5:16

1 Thes. 5:15

Matt. 5:11-12

James 1:2-3

Romans 5:3-5

Phil. 4:4

 “So ‘rejoicing always’ is a conscious attitude of contentment, hope, and happiness that comes from deliberately focusing on Christ and the eternal treasures that we have received freely from Him.” Steven Cole

Acts 5:41

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Matthew 5:11-12

Philippians 3:1

John 15:11


“Let God be great in the assembly of His people; let Him be lifted up as He is revealed to us in Jesus Christ, and joy will fill our hearts. If the services of the church are dull, it is because He has been left outside.”


A. Focus on the spiritual.

Phil. 4:8-9

B. Follow the Spirit.

Gal. 5:22

C. Frequently sing.


Psalms 5:11

James 5:13


2. I can know I’m in God’s will by being prayerful.

1 Thes. 5:17


While you cannot always be in prayer, you can always be prayerful.

“In the Christian life the act of prayer is intermittent but the spirit of prayer should be incessant.”

Luke 18:1

Romans 12:12

Ephesians 6:18

Philippians 4:6

Colossians 4:2

Hebrews 4:14-16

A. Remember the simple why.

B. Recite short words. 

C. Relay the Saint’s writings.

I JOHN 5:14-15

D. Read significant works.


3. I can know I’m in God’s will by being thankful.

1 Thes. 5:18

2 Timothy 3:1-2

Colossians 3:17

A. Deepen your theology.

B. Develop your trust.

C. Discipline your time.

D. Discover your one thing.


4. I can know I am in God’s will by being Christful.

1 Thes. 5:18

1 Tim. 2:4

2 Pet. 3:9