WORK, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18



2 Thessalonians 3:1-18


I. PRAY FOR US (vs. 1-5)


a. What were Paul’s specific prayer requests? ____________________


b. What reason does Paul cite for a prayer for deliverance? __________ _________________________________________________________

c. How does Paul offer the church encouragement? ________________ _________________________________________________________

d. What two prayers did Paul offer for the church? ________________



II. NO WORK NO EAT (vs. 6-15)


a. What were the Thessalonian believers to do with disorderly brothers? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________

         b. Who does Paul use as an example of orderly conduct? ____________


         c. What constitutes orderly conduct according to Paul? ______________

         ______________________________________(also see 1 Thess. 4:11)

         d. What is Paul saying about eating your own bread? ________________

         e. What is Paul’s intent when he states if a person won’t work they

         should not eat? ______________________________________________


         f. What does Paul say to do with a person who does not obey the content

         of his letter? _______________________________________________


         g. What does Paul say not to do? _______________________________


III. CONCLUSION (vs. 16-18)


         a. Where does peace come from? _______________________________


         b. How do you know Paul wanted the church to be certain this letter

         was from him? ______________________________________________

         c. Why was it important that they know? _________________________


IV. Application: Why must we work? ________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

(Gen 3:17-19, Ex. 20:9)


  July 2020