Admonishing one another. 1 Thessalonians 5:14. 14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. The content of this presentation. My role as a servant. The rules of admonishing. Warning the unruly.
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.
My role as a servant.
The rules of admonishing.
Warning the unruly.
Comfort the fainthearted.
Be patient towards all men.
Washing others feet.
3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, 4 rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. 5 After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Jhn 13:3-5
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. 8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 1 Corinthians 3:6
Seeing the spiritual warfare
Have the ability to see beyond the physical circumstances.
12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:12
My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you, Galatians 4:19.
On the same level /Humbly
For he who is rebuked with harshness, despairing of himself, becomes more bold in contempt. On this account it is necessary by admonition to render the medicine sweet. John Chrysostom
On the same level / humility / modelling
3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4
12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; Colossians 3:12
If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. 1 Peter 4:11
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16
adjective, un·ru·li·er, un·ru·li·est. not submissive or conforming to rule; ungovernable; turbulent; intractable; refractory; lawless: an unruly class; an unruly wilderness.
Synonyms disobedient, unmanageable, uncontrollable, stubborn, disorderly, riotous. Unruly, intractable, recalcitrant, refractory describe persons or things that resist management or control. Unruly
But who are the disorderly? All those who do what is contrary to the will of God. John Chrysostom
The rules of admonishing.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
describes someone who is not confident or brave and dislikes taking unnecessary risks. Afraid to move forward. Online Dictionary
He who cannot bear an insult is feeble-minded. He who cannot endure trial is feeble-minded. John Chrysostom
“Our life is carried by the bible as a boat is carried by the waves of the sea” John Cassian
say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you." Isaiah 35:4
13 And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.
No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. Joushua1: 5-8
23 The LORD is my shepherd;I shall not want.2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside the still waters.3 He restores my soul;He leads me in the paths of righteousnessFor His name’s sake.
4 Delight yourself also in the LORD,And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, AND He delights in his way.24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand.25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. 26 He is ever merciful, and lends;And his descendants are blessed.
Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God
91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most HighShall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;My God, in Him I will trust.”
40 “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!”Says your God.2 “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her,That her warfare is ended,That her iniquity is pardoned;
43 But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob And He who formed you, O Israel:“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;I have called you by your name;You are Mine.2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,Nor shall the flame scorch you.3 For I am the LORD your God,The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;I gave Egypt for your ransom,Ethiopia and Seba in your place
15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together
4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
"Let us return from that Table like lions breathing out fire, terrifying to the devil!" St. John Chrysostom...