The Joy of Growing Together            I Thess. 3:6-10

 

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.                  -I Thess. 5:23-24

Walt and Howie

Celebrate ___________________ faith                                V. 6

Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to fall, and I am not indignant?    -2 Cor. 11:29

Come alongside the ones who have come alongside you   V. 7

Romans 1:11-12

Tossing oranges – Bill Smithson

S_______________ firm together again and again              V. 8

Romans 14:4               I Corinthians 16:13                 Galatians 5:1  

Philippians 1:27          Philippians 4:1                         I Thess. 3:8

II Thessalonians 2:15

Tony Evans dad                       Sam Houston when baptized

Joyfully help _______________ each other                         V. 9-10

The word there for perfect is the word katarista, which is also translated complete, frame, adjust, or mend.

Matthew 4:21

If God were proud He would hardly have us on such terms: but He is not proud, He stoops to conquer, He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him, and come to Him because there is 'nothing better' now to be had.”                    -C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain