A sanctified life is anything but a boring life- a sanctified life is a life of discovery and adventure, where you more and more uncover the infinite glories of God's joy, hope, purpose, and love.

Paul closes his letter to the Thessalonians, again reminding them of truths that they already know: about their responsibilities as Christians, and God's promise to sanctify them wholly. In the midst of great suffering and difficulty Paul presents a picture of the Christian life full of joy, thanksgiving, and flourishing. This sanctified life, rooted in Christ, gives us the opportunity to live, and live abundantly, taking hold of that which is truly life.

Application Questions

How has God taught you to grow more and more through the letter to the Thessalonians?

In what areas of your life are you "half-living"? What steps of faith can you take (or spiritual habits you can put into practice) to grow in those areas to live abundantly?

What parts of life do you need to let go of in order for you to be able to "take hold of that which is truly life"?

Matt Kleinhans

Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.

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