Followers of Jesus must forsake sensuality by embracing holiness and self-control. In part 2 of American Idols, Pastor Dan Cox reads from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8.

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Study Notes


  1. Materialism
  2. Sensuality
  3. Radical Individualism

Forsake materialism by embracing stewardship and generosity

Sensuality according to Merriam-Webster

  1. relating to or consisting in the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of appetite
  2. devoted to or preoccupied with the senses or appetites

Understanding the Text

  1. Make steady progress in holy living (1 Thessalonians 4:1-2)
  2. Avoid sexual immorality (1 Thessalonians 4:3)
  3. Learn self-control (1 Thessalonians 4:4-5)
  4. Honor one another (1 Thessalonians 4:6a)
  5. Live in healthy fear of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:6b)
  6. Remember your call to holiness (1 Thessalonians 4:7)
  7. Rely on your divine power source (1 Thessalonians 4:8)

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