January 24, 2016 – Morning Worship
Monday – I Thessalonians 1-3 (focus on 3:6-10)
Read chapters 1-3 of I Thessalonians to refresh your memory as we return to our series through Paul’s epistle. How does I Thessalonians 3:6-10 illustrate Proverbs 25:25?
What was Paul so desperate to find out (“when we could bear it no longer”)? Why? What is the application for you?
I Thessalonians 3:6 has two reasons for Paul to be greatly encouraged by Timothy’s report. What are they? What does that teach us about the gospel and Christian ministry?
“For now we live, if you are standing fast in the Lord.” Paul’s life, his greatest joy and happiness, is clearly connected to the spiritual health of the Thessalonian church. Why do you think that is? What is the application to you?
Paul is full of joy when he hears Timothy’s good news about the Thessalonians—because to know and serve Christ brings great joy. Is that your experience? Why or why not?
Timothy’s good news gave Paul renewed zeal in his prayers so that he could visit the Thessalonians and make up for what was lacking in their faith. How might that apply to your life?