John Piper, in a sermon on 1 Thessalonians 4, “This is the Will of God For You: That You Abstain From Sexual Immorality” Start reading with me at [1Thessalonians 4] verse 4: “That each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who … More What is the path to purity?
I say to the LORD, You are my God; give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy, O LORD! O LORD, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle. —Psalm 140:6-7 ESV Spurgeon, in the Treasury of David: … More The Lord was David’s own by deliberate choice
July 15 1 Thessalonians 4:1-10 (ESV) A Life Pleasing to God 4:1 Finally, then, brothers,  we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave … More July 15 1 Thessalonians 4:1-10
July 15 Luke 10:25-37 (ESV) The Parable of the Good Samaritan 25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God … More July 15 Luke 10:25-37
July 15 Psalm 140 (ESV) Deliver Me, O Lord, from Evil Men To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 140:1 Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; preserve me from violent men, 2 who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually. 3 They make their tongue sharp as a serpent’s, and under their lips is the … More July 15 Psalm 140
July 15 2 Chronicles 6-7 (ESV) Solomon Blesses the People 6:1 Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in thick darkness. 2 But I have built you an exalted house, a place for you to dwell in forever.” 3 Then the king turned around and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel stood. 4 And … More July 15 2 Chronicles 6-7
John Piper, in a sermon,” Advancing and Sustaining the Covenant Community” Look at the connection between [1 Thessalonians] 3:12 and 3:13. 12) May the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all men, just as we also do for you; 13) so that he may establish your hearts … More Piper: Connecting love and holiness