October 4, 2015 – Morning Worship
Monday – I Thessalonians 1 (esp. vss. 4-10)
In 1 Thessalonians 1:4-10 Paul continues listing the reasons he is so thankful for the Thessalonian believers. What are they? What can we learn from them?
Why is Paul so confidant that the Thessalonian believers were God’s “chosen” people? What is the application to you?
According to Paul, the Thessalonians are chosen, the word of God has come in power, they have received it in much affliction with joy, and their lives have been clearly transformed. This, of course, doesn’t always happen in Paul’s ministry (or ours!). What or who is the key ingredient? What’s the application?
One commentator wrote “a changed life is still the best evidence that we have become Christians.” Do you agree? Why or why not? What is the application to your life?
The Thessalonian believers “turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.” Why is that so important? How do you do that?
Throughout much of church history believers have lived in great anticipation and longed for, prepared for, couldn’t wait for the coming again of the Lord Jesus Christ. Why? Today – not so much thought, anticipation or excitement about Jesus coming again. What place does it have in your daily life?