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If you go to your computer and Google the word “pollution,” you get 121 million sites that you can look at

Sunday Morning Worship
August 25, 2013
Series: “Good, Better, Best”
Today: “Pure Christian”

Scripture:  Philippians 1:10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. 3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you.  7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8 Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.

Intro:  If you go to your computer and Google the word      pollution     , you get 121 million sites that you can look at.

* I believe God would say to us today, “I wish you were more concerned about the pollution of your      lives     !”

I.   OUR LIFESTYLE SHOULD      PLEASE       GOD.

* Verse 1 – “we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God…”

II.  A PLEASING LIFESTYLE STARTS WITH     CONTROL     .

* Ways to get control over your body.

A.      Self-     -control.

B.        Accountability        control.

C.  A      counselor’s        help.

III. OUR LIFESTYLE IS BEING       WATCHED       .

* 1 Thessalonians 4:6  – “…for the Lord avenges all such sins.”

Matthew 12:36 But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.

Conclusion:  If you are a Christian, you have a       call      on your life.

* 1 Thessalonians 4:7 – “God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives.”