Worship Guide for October 4
We are now live streaming our 8:30am service. Prepare for Sunday morning worship by using the guide below.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. 5 For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. 6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
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Summary: In chapter 4, Paul answered the question, "What happens when a person dies? Are they at a disadvantage on the day of the Lord?" The answer was a resounding no. Remember how encouraging it was to know that they or we will be raised first to meet the Lord to be changed and to be with him forever. But then he answers a second question which we'll consider this week, "What about the living waiting for his return? How do we prepare for this day of the Lord? How do we get ready so that it will be a day of rejoicing?"
Review and Apply:
How much time does the average non-Christian give to thinking about the end times? How much time do you give to thinking about the end times? Why?
What does he mean by being a child of the day and to NOT be of the night or of the darkness? How is this evidenced in your life?
What does it look like in your life to "put on the breastplate of faith and love and a helmet of hope of salvation?"
How do you prepare for Jesus' second coming?
How can you encourage and build other members of this church as you consider this day? Give examples of things done and that could be done.