Worship Guide for October 11
We are now live streaming our 8:30am service. Prepare for Sunday morning worship by using the guide below.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies, 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.
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Summary: Paul after delivering this ground shaking word on the return of Jesus, tells us to live while we wait. The church does not wait by craning its neck looking into the sky, but the church is to walk out the truths of the gospel in our individual and church lives. In a way, it does not matter, when he comes back as he tells us how to live while we wait for the day. His instructions for soldiers in waiting is to be grateful to leadership, helpful to those struggling, joyful in all things and discerning in learning.
Review and Apply:
To what degree do you know the leaders who labor among you? How is your esteem for them reflected in your life? How can you more proactively be at peace with members and leaders at our church?
Which do you struggle with more, admonishing the idle, encouraging the fainthearted or helping the weak? Why?
Give an example of how you have sought to do good to those who have done to you something evil or malicious?
How does Paul instruct us to rejoice always, especially in times of difficulty?
How does the Christian quench the Spirit in his or her life?
Why and how does the Christian test everything? Give an example of testing something and holding onto the good?
How would the church be strengthened if we practiced these in greater measure?