Pastor Ron Roddey
"God's Way To Be Thankful"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Morning, November 23, 2014
1st Thessalonians Chapter 5 and Philippians Chapter 4
5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I
write unto you.
5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as
a thief in the night.
5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction
cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not
5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake
you as a thief.
5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we
are not of the night, nor of darkness.
5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be
5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are
drunken in the night.
5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate
of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by
our Lord Jesus Christ,
5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live
together with him.
5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even
as also ye do.
5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you,
and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And
be at peace among yourselves.
5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the
feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow
that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
5:16 Rejoice evermore.
5:17 Pray without ceasing.
5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ
Jesus concerning you.
5:19 Quench not the Spirit.
5:20 Despise not prophesyings.
5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your
whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of
our Lord Jesus Christ.
5:24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
5:25 Brethren, pray for us.
5:26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the
5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
4:1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved
and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly
4:2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same
mind in the Lord.
4:3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which
laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my
fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and
supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep
your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are
honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard,
and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care
of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked
4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in
whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where
and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both
to abound and to suffer need.
4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
4:14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my
4:15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel,
when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as
concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
4:16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.
4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to
4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of
Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet
smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in
glory by Christ Jesus.
4:20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
4:21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me
4:22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's
4:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.