Happy friday to all! Today we wrap up 1 Thessalonians. I hope your time spent in this book has been engaging and fruitful. Don’t forget to join us at Downtown Hope this sunday at 9 or 10:45am!
CONNECT (Take time to write down responses to these questions or discuss in your group)
_ What is one way the Lord is working in Your life?
_ What is one way the Lord is impacting the life of someone you are walking with (to help grow in or discover Jesus)?
_ Take some time to thank and praise God for who He is, to pray for those you are walking with, for the needs you/group are facing, and for the Spirit to highlight truth as you read.
DISCOVER [ 1 Thessalonians 5:23-28 ] 23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. 25 Brothers, pray for us. 26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. 27 I put you under oath before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers. 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
+ WHAT is this passage saying and what do we learn? (Use these questions to help make additional observations to clarify the main point)
_ What does Paul desire for the Thessalonians in verse 23?
_ What does Paul desire to be “blameless” in verse 23? How is this achieved? (V. 24)
_ What does Paul ask from the Thessalonians in Verse 25? Why is this important?
_ What is Paul’s expectation for this letter? (V. 27)
_ What good-news about Jesus (salvation, forgiveness, help, comfort) do we discover in this passage?
+ HOW am I compelled to confess sin and respond to what I learned today with a simple concrete step of action/obedience? (In groups discuss this in guy/girl break-outs, below are a couple of ideas to help prompt responses if needed)
+ WHO are you walking with that you might pass along or encourage what you learned, with today? (e.g., your family around the dinner table, a friend, co-worker or neighbor you are walking with to discover the message Jesus)