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Don’t Quench the Spirit



As we wrap up our series in 1 Thessalonians, Ben Stuart examines Paul’s final instructions for the church in Thessalonica about the Holy Spirit and reminds us that the church isn’t just an organization: it’s a spiritual movement. If the Spirit of God is moving in us, it will make us different than the rest of the world.

Key Takeaway

The gifts of the Spirit go hand-in-hand with scripture, working together to bring Him glory and sanctify us.

  1. We've got the burning and shining light of God in our hearts by faith in Jesus.
  2. The gifts of the Spirit are actions that manifest the Spirit working in us for the common good.
  3. Test everything that is said and shown to you against scripture.
  4. Test what they're saying against their lives.


"Let's not put out a fire of the Holy Spirit in this place. With the Word of God guiding us, the Spirit of God filling us, let's move together."

Ben Stuart

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Scripture References

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
  • Matthew 7:16-19
  • Acts 2:3-4
  • Acts 18
  • Romans 12
  • John 5
  • Micah 3:8
  • Acts 2:16-18
  • 1 Corinthians 4:3
  • 1 Corinthians 4:12
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2
  • 1 John 4:1-6
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:15
  • 1 Corinthians 12
  • 1 Corinthians 14
Ben Stuart Ben Stuart is the pastor of Passion City Church D.C. Prior to joining Passion City Church, Ben served as the executive director of Breakaway Ministries on the campus of Texas A&M. He also earned a master’s degree in historical theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Donna, live to inspire and equip people to walk with God for a lifetime.