Building your Legacy – Pillar 2 – PURITY – By Pastor Kobus Massyn
Video watched in the start of the service:
Skit Guys – God’s chisel
Scripture read during service: – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
1Furthermore, brethren, we beg and admonish you in [virtue of our union with] the Lord Jesus, that [you follow the instructions which] you learned from us about how you ought to walk so as to please and gratify God, as indeed you are doing, [and] that you do so even more and more abundantly [attaining yet greater perfection in living this life].
2For you know what charges and precepts we gave you [on the authority and by the inspiration of] the Lord Jesus.
3For this is the will of God, that you should be consecrated (separated and set apart for pure and holy living) that you should abstain and shrink from all sexual vice, that you should abstain and shrink from all sexual vice,
4That each one of you should know how to possess (control, manage) his own body in consecration (purity, separated from things profane) and honor,
5Not [to be used] in the passion of lust like the heathen, who are ignorant of the true God and have no knowledge of His will,
6That no man transgress and overreach his brother and defraud him in this matter or defraud his brother in business. For the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we have already warned you solemnly and told you plainly.
7For God has not called us to impurity but to consecration [to dedicate ourselves to the most thorough purity].
8Therefore whoever disregards (sets aside and rejects this) disregards not man but God, Whose [very] Spirit [Whom] He gives to you is holy (chaste, pure).
9But concerning brotherly love [for all other Christians], you have no need to have anyone write you, for you yourselves have been [personally] taught by God to love one another.
10And indeed you already are [extending and displaying your love] to all the brethren throughout ‘Brackenfell’. But we beseech and earnestly exhort you, brethren, that you excel [in this matter] more and more,
11To make it your ambition and definitely endeavor to live quietly and peacefully, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we charged you,
12So that you may bear yourselves becomingly and be correct and honorable and command the respect of the outside world, being dependent on nobody [self-supporting] and having need of nothing.