9-20- Sermon Notes

“Rightly Responding to the Guidance God Gives You”

1 Thessalonians 5:19-22


“Don’t stifle the Spirit. Don’t despise prophecies but test all things. Hold on to what is good. Stay away from every kind of evil” (1 Thess. 5:19-22, CSB).


  1. Do not douse the Spirit’s fire (v. 19).

“Don’t stifle the Spirit” (CSB).

“Stop quenching the Spirit” (Greek construction).

“Do not put out the Spirit’s fire” (NIV).


  1. Do not despise the Scripture’s wisdom (v. 20).

“Don’t despise prophecies” (1 Thess. 5:20, CSB).


“And he himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ” (Eph. 4:11-12, CSB).



“Pursue love and desire spiritual gifts, and especially that you may prophesy. For the person who speaks in a tongue is not speaking to people but to God, since no one understands him; he speaks mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the person who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouragement, and consolation. The person who speaks in a tongue builds himself up, but the one who prophesies builds up the church” (1 Cor. 14:1-4, CSB).



“Test all things. Hold to what is good” (v. 21).



“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming; even now it is already in the world” (1 John 4:1-3, CSB).



“There were indeed false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved ways, and the way of truth will be maligned because of them. They will exploit you in their greed with made-up stories. Their condemnation, pronounced long ago, is not idle, and their destruction does not sleep”

(2 Peter 2:1-3, CSB).


  1. Do not dishonor the Savior’s holiness (v. 22).

“Stay away from every kind of evil” (1 Thess. 5:22, CSB).


“Do not be deceived. Bad company corrupts good morals” (1 Cor. 15:33, CSB).



9-20-20 Weekly Bulletin

New Hope Baptist Church exists to make disciples who:
Know God– through weekly worship and teaching
Find Community– in weekly LIfeGroup gatherings
Make Disciples– in yearly Discipleship Groups (D-Groups)
Change the World– through missions, evangelism, and volunteering.

Deacon Nominations

New Hope is in the process of accepting nominations for its Deacon Ministry. Please remember to read and complete the Nomination Card and put it in the Offering Box outside the Sanctuary or return it to the office. We will be accepting qualified nominations from September 13th until September 27th.The Nomination Card is available outside the Sanctuary on the tables.



Sunday morning Life Groups at 9:00 AM in the student room
Sunday, September 27th
Noon to 4:00 PM
A.C.T.S. Pizza and a Movie in the student room right after the Worship Service.
Don’t forget to join the Altitude Zoom meetings on Sunday Evenings & Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM!

New Hope Kids

DGroup Jr.
Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM. Will be serving cereal this week. Save the date…October 28th, 6:00 PM for our Fall Festival. (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!)




Pastor Search Team

Please be in prayer for our new Pastor Search Team members: Terry Dawson, Jim Ezell, Kasey Greene, Patricia Murphy, Beth Pulley, Pat Scales and Jason Thomas.


Women’s Bible Study

New Wednesday night Bible Study beginning October 7th. “28 Day Prayer Journey, Enjoying Deeper Conversations with God” written by Chrystal Evans Hurst. Books will be available for $12.99. If you have questions, contact the church office at (615) 883-6709.