Hope, Joy, and Crown of Rejoicing 1 Thessalonians 2:13-20 (10/10/18)

HOPE, JOY, AND CROWN OF REJOICING

1 Thessalonians 2:13-20

 

I. THE WORD OF GOD (Verse 13)

 

a. What did Paul bring to the Thessalonians Church? _________________

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b. Why is it important that Paul did not bring just encouraging words? ____________________________________________ (Romans 10:17)

             c. What was Paul’s visit like and how could it have been different? _______

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II. IMITATORS OF THE CHURCHES (verses 14-18)

 

               a. Why would Paul mention that the Thessalonians were becoming imitators

                of the churches in Judea? _______________________________________

               b. What did they have in common? ________________________________

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               c. By Paul’s statement bout the persecution in Judea, what type of persecution

               may trouble the Thessalonians? ___________________________________

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              d. What did Paul’s forced absence make him want all the more? __________

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              e. Paul states that Satan hindered his return. Have you ever suspected

               Satan as hindering something you needed to do? ______________________

 

III. OUR GLORY AND JOY (19-20)

 

a. What do the words hope, joy and crown of rejoicing have in common? ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________

b. What or whom is Paul’s joy? ____________________________________

              c. How do Paul’s comments in vs. 19-20 compare with John’s in 3 John 4?

                  __________________________________________________________________

 

d. How would Paul’s comments here make the believers feel? _____________ How

would they make you feel? ____________________________________

 

IV. Application: Why should people be our primary ministry? ___________

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Why must we invest in relationships with others? _______________________

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