Chapter Four, Lesson One
SANCTIFIED BEHAVIOR Page
V. 4 ** If we are living out this "Sanctified
Behavior", what will we know how to do?
We will "...know how to posses [our] own vessel in sanctification
** What does Paul mean by "vessel"?
He is metaphorically referring to our human bodies.
cf. 2Corinthians 4:7, 1Peter 3:7, 2Timothy 2:21
** While this seems like a wonderful idea, how do we do it? What plans
can we make in advance?
All see: Romans 6:10-13 - "...present yourselves to God and your
members as instruments of righteousness to God."
Romans 13:13-14 - Avoid sin and "make no provision for the flesh
in regard to its lusts."
** When we fail to do this (and we will), what is the reason?
1. We like sin! (Hebrews 11:24-25)
2. We do not believe it will hurt us. (Galatians 6:7-8)
We need to keep this in mind as we prepare our hearts to "hold
back" from temptation.
V. 5 ** Back in 1Thessalonians 4:5, who does Paul use as a contrast
to help us not fail?
** How do they possess their bodies?
"...in lustful passion..." cf. 2Peter 2:9-12 and Romans 1:24-27.
All see - Genesis 19:1-11
** Again, back in 1Thessalonians 4:5, what is it about the Gentiles condition
that leaves them wide open to the powers of lustful passion?
"...they do not know God..." That is why they can so readily
produce the deeds of the flesh.
cf. Galatians 5:19-21
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