1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice ever more.…
I. IN YOUR PRESENT STATE.
1. You are pardoned sinners.
2. Have the testimony of a good conscience.
3. Have one who is able to bear your burdens.
4. Are related to God as children; to Christ as brethren.
5. Have free access to God and constant communion with Him.
6. Have a plentiful supply of grace.
II. IN YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS.
1. We are heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.
2. Every day brings us nearer our inheritance.Conclusion:
1. A sad Christian cheats himself all his journey.
2. We displease God if we are not joyful in His service.
3. By sadness we act like the spies who took an evil report of the good land.
(W. M. Hawkins.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Rejoice evermore.
WEB: Rejoice always.