Formula for Effectiveness (1 Thessalonians 5:12-22)Gearl Spicer, September 27, 2010
Part of the On Target series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
1 Thessalonians 5:12–22 (Listen)
12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies, 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.
Gearl Spicer looks at the last chapter in the book of I Thessalonians to see what the Biblical responsibilities of a pastor and people are.