Be Encouraged… to live by Faith in this Fallen World! – I Thessalonians 5:16-18

The Maine* Idea: Our sure hope in Jesus allows us to have joy, independent of circumstances, to pray with confidence about the future, and to give thanks, even before we see the answers. And so, God wills us to be 1) relentlessly joyful (16), 2) persistently prayerful (17), and 3) consistently thankful (18).