January 24, 2016 – Morning Worship

MondayI 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?

TuesdayI Thessalonians 2:17-3:5; Acts 15:36; Nehemiah 1:1-11; II Corinthians 8:1-5

What was Paul so desperate to find out (“when we could bear it no longer”)? Why? What is the application for you?

WednesdayI Thessalonians 1:8-10; 2:7-12; 3:6-8; Romans 16:13; Psalm 19:7-11; John 13:1; 21:15-17

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?

ThursdayI Thessalonians 3:8; Deuteronomy 7:1-16; Psalm 73:25-26; Philippians 1:3-11

“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?

FridayI Thessalonians 3:9; Luke 2:10; Psalm 4:7; 21:6; 30:4-5; 92:4; John 15:11; 16:24; 17:13; I John 1:4

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?

SaturdayI Thessalonians 3:10; Colossians 4:2-4; Luke 18:1-8; Acts 18:24-28; Galatians 2:11-14

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?