Take Time With God #116 – What does “Onward Christian Soldiers” mean?

Take Time With God #116: What does “Onward Christian Soldiers” mean?
Ray gives the answer now to the above question from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12. He will share memories of New Zealand, his tin soldiers, and his favorite merry-go-round, to bring this answer to you. Join him now.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to [a]walk and please God (just as you actually do [b]walk), that you excel still more. For you know what commandments we gave you [c]by the authority of the Lord Jesus.For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from [d]sexual immorality; thateach of you know how to [e]possess his own [f]vessel in sanctification and honor, not in [g]lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God; and that no man transgress and defraud his brotherin the matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but [h]in sanctification.So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:1 Or conduct yourselves
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:1 Or conduct yourselves
  3. 1 Thessalonians 4:2 Lit through the Lord
  4. 1 Thessalonians 4:3 Or fornication
  5. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 Or acquire
  6. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 I.e. body; or wife
  7. 1 Thessalonians 4:5 Lit passion of lust
  8. 1 Thessalonians 4:7 I.e. in the state or sphere of

Take Time With God #116 – What does “Onward Christian Soldiers” mean?