1 Thessalonians 5

The Day of the Lord

Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. 2For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. 3While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. 4But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; 5for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; 6so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. 7For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night. 8But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. 9For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. 11Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.

Christian Conduct

12But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, 13and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another. 14We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people. 16Rejoice always; 17pray without ceasing; 18in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19Do not quench the Spirit; 20do not despise prophetic utterances. 21But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; 22abstain from every form of evil. 23Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. 25Brethren, pray for us. 26Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. 27I adjure you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brethren. 28The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

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Bible Study UPDATE! Next Wednesday, November 21st, we will NOT have Wednesday Night Bible Study. The time is 7:00PM and everyone is welcome! This is a great opportunity for parents of teenagers to join this Bible study. You can bring your teens to our Youth Group on Wednesdays nights at 6:30PM and stay for the Bible study! Contact Sam Dolsey if you have any questions at hearjc@gmail.com.

Corporate Prayer! Join us TONIGHT for corporate prayer at 7:00PM! Next Thursday night corporate prayer will be CANCELLED for Thanksgiving! Pursuing His Presence will be CANCELLED this month!

Thanksgiving Outreach! We are excited for the opportunity we have as the body of Christ to meet a need in our community. The Miriam’s House has a need for non-perishable food items for homeless and low-income women & children. This Thanksgiving we want to help meet their need! This Sunday is the last Sunday to bring your donations to Cornerstone! A full list of suggested non-perishable food items is available under the "Current News" tab. Thank you!