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2 1Thess 5:14 gives Instructions regarding responsibilities we have toward others

3 Written by Paul to church in Thessalonica

4 1Thess 5:14 gives Instructions regarding responsibilities we have toward others Written by Paul to church in Thessalonica (church established Acts 17)

5 1Thess 5:14 gives Instructions regarding responsibilities we have toward others Written by Paul to church in Thessalonica (church established Acts 17) Paul Exhorts (implore or beg) them to DO

6 1Thess 5:14 gives Instructions regarding responsibilities we have toward others Written by Paul to church in Thessalonica (church established Acts 17) Paul Exhorts (implore or beg) them to DO To brethren (Christians) not just preachers or elders

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8 WARN THEM THAT ARE UNRULY

9 – "Unruly" = "disorderly, out of the ranks; irregular 1Thess 5:14;

10 WARN THEM THAT ARE UNRULY – "Unruly" = "disorderly, out of the ranks; irregular 1Thess 5:14; Same word in 2Thess 3:6 "withdraw" from "disorderly"

11 WARN THEM THAT ARE UNRULY – "Unruly" = "disorderly, out of the ranks; irregular 1Thess 5:14; Same word in 2Thess 3:6 "withdraw" from "disorderly" – Unruly members are to be warned

12 WARN THEM THAT ARE UNRULY – Many afraid of offending; but not of allowing sin to run its course Gal 6:1; Jas 5:19

13 WARN THEM THAT ARE UNRULY – Many afraid of offending; but not of allowing sin to run its course Gal 6:1; Jas 5:19 – Possible to fall - we must guard against falling 1Cor 10:12; Gal 5:4

14 COMFORT THE FEEBLEMINDED

15 – Not intellectual - ASV, NASB "encourage the fainthearted"

16 COMFORT THE FEEBLEMINDED – Not intellectual - ASV, NASB "encourage the fainthearted" Dr. Leonard Crammer a psychiatrist who specialized 30 years treating depressed people said, "The human being is the only species that can't survive alone. The human needs another human being otherwise he is dead! A telephone call to a depressed person can save a life. An occasional word, a ten-minute visit, can be more effective than twenty-four hours of nursing care. You can buy nursing care. You can't buy love."

17 COMFORT THE FEEBLEMINDED – Word "exhort" very close to word comfort or encourage Heb 3:12-13; 1Tim 4:13; Heb 10:25

18 COMFORT THE FEEBLEMINDED – Word "exhort" very close to word comfort or encourage Heb 3:12-13; 1Tim 4:13; Heb 10:25 – Many ways to encourage others: show concern for and confidence in them

19 COMFORT THE FEEBLEMINDED – Word "exhort" very close to word comfort or encourage Heb 3:12-13; 1Tim 4:13; Heb 10:25 – Many ways to encourage others: show concern for and confidence in them – Warn the unruly, but COMFORT the feebleminded

20 SUPPORT THE WEAK

21 – Not physically weak but spiritually weak. There are reasons for being spiritually weak just as for those who are physically weak

22 SUPPORT THE WEAK – Not physically weak but spiritually weak. There are reasons for being spiritually weak just as for those who are physically weak Newly converted, "weak" for awhile - like babies but must grow 1Pet 2:2

23 SUPPORT THE WEAK – Not physically weak but spiritually weak. There are reasons for being spiritually weak just as for those who are physically weak Newly converted, "weak" for awhile - like babies but must grow 1Pet 2:2 Some have been members for years but never grown spiritually Heb 5:12-14

24 SUPPORT THE WEAK – Weak must be supported - NASB and NIV "help the weak"

25 SUPPORT THE WEAK – Weak must be supported - NASB and NIV "help the weak" – Infant not left to care for self; but often new converts, receive little teaching Matt 28:18-20 "teach," "baptize," and "teach"

26 SUPPORT THE WEAK – Weak must be supported - NASB and NIV "help the weak" – Infant not left to care for self; but often new converts, receive little teaching Matt 28:18-20 "teach," "baptize," and "teach" – Heed admonitions in passages like Rom 15:1; Phil 2:4

27 BE PATIENT TOWARD ALL MEN

28 – Patience = forbearance, long-suffering; that quality of self-restraint in provocation that does not hastily retaliate or promptly punish. It involves ideas of continuance or endurance

29 BE PATIENT TOWARD ALL MEN – Patience = forbearance, long-suffering; that quality of self-restraint in provocation that does not hastily retaliate or promptly punish. It involves ideas of continuance or endurance – Essential to salvation Heb 10:36, 38; 12:1; 2Pet 1:6

30 BE PATIENT TOWARD ALL MEN – Toward ALL men

31 BE PATIENT TOWARD ALL MEN – Toward ALL men Patient in helping all

32 BE PATIENT TOWARD ALL MEN – Toward ALL men Patient in helping all Patience in warning unruly

33 BE PATIENT TOWARD ALL MEN – Toward ALL men Patient in helping all Patience in warning unruly Patient comforting discouraged

34 BE PATIENT TOWARD ALL MEN – Toward ALL men Patient in helping all Patience in warning unruly Patient comforting discouraged Patient helping weak

35 BE PATIENT TOWARD ALL MEN – Toward ALL men Patient in helping all Patience in warning unruly Patient comforting discouraged Patient helping weak – Paul worked with Corinthians with patience 2Cor 12:12

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37 We have a responsibility to each of these four groups: Warn unruly; comfort Feeble- minded; Support the weak; Patient with all

38 Are we fulfilling our responsibilities in each of these areas?

39 We have a responsibility to each of these four groups: Warn unruly; comfort Feeble- minded; Support the weak; Patient with all Are we fulfilling our responsibilities in each of these areas? It takes mature full grown Christians to shoulder these responsibilities successfully


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