Be the Church

Be the Church!

P.S. : Be the Church!

  1. Love INTENTIONALLY . (1 Thes 5:14-15)


  2. Pray CONSTANTLY . (1 Thes 5:16-18)


  3. Listen CAREFULLY . (1 Thes 5:19-21)


  4. Be sanctified COMPLETELY . (1 Thes 5:22-24)
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read 1 Thessalonians 5:14-28

  1. Review the "problem people" in verse 14. Have you had a tendency to treat all "problem people" the same? If so, how can you grow in this area?
     
  2. Describe the difference between being thankful FOR all circumstances and being thankful IN all circumstances (v18). Give examples.
     
  3. How do people quench the Spirit (v19)? How do people grieve the Spirit (Ephesians 4:30)?


Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another. Confess any sin struggle.

Be at Peace!

My Part of the Peace Plan:

LEADERS > CHURCH:

  1. LABOR . (1 Thes 5:12)


  2. LEAD . (1 Thes 5:12)


  3. ADMONISH . (1 Thes 5:12)

CHURCH > LEADERS:

  1. RESPECT . (1 Thes 5:13)


  2. ESTEEM . (1 Thes 5:13)


  3. PEACE . (1 Thes 5:13)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

  1. Summarize and briefly define the 3 job descriptions of church leaders and the 3 job descriptions of church members that Paul lays out in this passage.
     
  2. Is Paul directing these verses about "living in peace" towards the church leaders or the church members? Why do you think that is?
     
  3. What causes churches to lose the peace? How can your small group help prevent that?

Breakout Questions:

Pray for the leadership of the church, specifically that we would stay on mission.

Be Comforted! - Part 2

Do I Have to Fear God's Judgment?:


  1. Get the FACTS . (1 Thes 5:1-4)


  2. Know the DIFFERENCE . (1 Thes 5:4-10)


  3. Encourage the CHURCH . (1 Thes 5:11)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

  1. Do you ever fear God's judgment? Has this passage changed your outlook?
     
  2. What are the differences Paul uses to contrast God's people / the world? Explain what they mean.
     
  3. In verse 11, Paul said this section is to encourage one another. How does this teaching on the Day of the Lord encourage believers? How does it encourage you personally?


Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another


Children's Questions:

  1. Explain to your kids what the "Day of the Lord" means. Why is God going to punish those who have rejected Him?
     
  2. Explain why believers in Jesus should not fear punishment from God. (Hint: God punished Jesus for my sins, so He is not going to punish me, too!)

Be Comforted! - Part 1

What Happens to Christians who die?
Four Words of Comfort for the Living:

  1. We don't have to WONDER what happens when we die. (1 Thes 4:13)

  2. Luke 16:22-23, 2 Corinthians 5:8, Philippians 1:23

  3. Jesus gets us to HEAVEN . (1 Thes 4:14)


  4. Jesus is coming back to GATHER all His people. (1 Thes 4:16-17)

  5. John 14:2-3, 1 Corinthians 15:23, 51-52, Philippians 3:21

  6. Someday, we will ALWAYS be with the Lord.(1 Thes 4:17)
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

  1. Can you explain the sequence of events Paul lays out in v13-18 regarding the Rapture and the people involved? What was Paul's purpose for describing the Rapture (hint: v18)?
     
  2. What are some things from this passage / sermon regarding "end time events" that are different than how you understood them previously?
     
  3. How is "Christian grieving" different from "worldly grieving"?


Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another

Be a Good Neighbor!

Everyday Christian Living:

  1. Love MORE . (1 Thes 4:9-10)


  2. Live QUIETLY . (1 Thes 4:11a)


  3. Mind your own BUSINESS . (1 Thes 4:11b)


  4. Work HARD . (1 Thes 4:11c-12)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12

  1. What did Paul mean in verse 9 that believers are "taught by God" to love one another
     
  2. What does it mean to live quietly? "Quiet" as opposed to what? Would you describe your life as "quiet" (v11)?
     
  3. How do you know the difference between "minding your own business" (v11), and reaching out to help someone in need?
     
  4. How does the church know the line between helping someone in need and enabling someone not to work?
     
  5. How is loving, living quietly, minding your own business, and working hard the foundation of evangelism?


Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another