1 Thessalonians 5

7 Outlines

 

1 Thessalonians 5:1-10

THE DAY OF THE LORD

 

THE TIMING OF THE DAY OF THE LORD – Vss. 1-2

THE TRAUMA OF THE DAY OF THE LORD – Vs. 3

THE TENACITY BEFORE THE DAY OF THE LORD – Vss. 6-8

THE TRIUMPH IN THE DAY OF THE LORD – Vss. 4-5, 9-10

 

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1 Thessalonians 5:10-12

KNOWING A CHRISTIAN IS GODLY

 

We are not to judge others, but we can surely tell when a Christian man or woman is Godly.

 

A GODLY CHRISTIAN IS PURE Vs.10

A GODLY CHRISTIAN ACTS AS A PARENT Vs. 11

A GODLY CHRISTIAN HAS A PURPOSE Vs. 12

 

 

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1 Thessalonians 5:12-24

PARTING INSTRUCTIONS

 

As Paul closes his letter to the Thessalonians with some parting instructions.

 

CONSENT TOWARDS LEADERSHIP Vss. 12-13

Leaders are to be known and esteemed highly in love.

There is to be peace in the church between the leaders and those being led. We should give our consent to Godly leaders.

 

COOPERATION WITH OTHERS Vss. 14-15

Warning, comfort, support, patience, and good behavior are to be practiced by all.

 

CONDUCT TOWARDS GOD Vss. 16-24

The behavior outlined in these verses shows us how we should conduct ourselves in the eyes of God.  Note that the God who calls us to do these things will enable us. (Vss. 23-24)

 

 

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

WHEN JESUS IS IN CONTROL

 

When Jesus is in control of a life there is,

 

THE HOPE THAT JESUS BRINGS - Vs. 16 - We have hope as we continually praise the Lord.

THE HELP THAT JESUS BRINGS - Vs. 17 - God will answer our prayers.

THE HAPPINESS THAT JESUS BRINGS - Vs. 18 - We are consistently thankful in all situations.

 

 

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 etc.

THE INNER DISCIPLINES

 

These three inner disciplines are to be practiced continually:

 

PRAISING - 1 Thessalonians  5:16,18, Ephesians 5:18-20

PRAYING - 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Ephesians 6:18, 1 Peter 4:7

PONDERING - Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:2-3, John 15:7

 

It is impossible to accomplish these without the filling of the Holy Spirit!

 

 

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THE DAILY WALK

1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-22

(A complete lesson)

 

·        Scripture tells us that both Enoch and Noah walked with God (Genesis 5:24, 6:9). What do you think it means to walk with God?

·        Can you think of any New Testament characters that obviously walked with God?

·        Is there anything Jesus said that indicates that we should walk with God (John 15:4-5)?

·        In what ways is walking in the Spirit walking with God (Galatians 5:16)?

·        Why should we as Christians want to walk with God?

 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 is a conclusion to Paul’s first letter to the church is Thessalonica.

I feel that in this passage Paul shows us a pattern of behavior that will insure that we as Christians walk with God. 

1 Thessalonians 5:16 - Rejoice evermore.

·        What is joy?

·        List some reasons that Christians should be joyful.

·        What robs people of joy?

·        How can we be joyful in spite of bad circumstances?

·        Consider these verses about joy:

 

Nehemiah 8:10 - Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

 

Psalm 5:11 - But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

 

Psalm 100:1-2 - Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. [2] Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

 

Luke 2:10-11 - And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. [11] For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

 

Galatians 5:22 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

 

James 1:2 - My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

 

1 Thessalonians 5:17 - Pray without ceasing.

·        What are some of the different types of prayer we can pray?

·        What do you think it means to pray without ceasing?

·        What are some of the things that will happen to us when we pray without ceasing?

·        Consider these verses about prayer:

Matthew 6:6 - But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

 

Matthew 6:9-13 - After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. [10] Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. [11] Give us this day our daily bread. [12] And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. [13] And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

 

Luke 11:13 - If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

 

Philippians 4:6-7 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. [7] And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

Ephesians 6:18 - Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

 

James 5:16-18 - Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. [17] Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. [18] And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:18 - In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

·        Why is it difficult to always be thankful?

·        How will believing Romans 8:28 help us to be thankful?

·        Who gets thanked when we give thanks in everything?

Hebrews 13:15 - By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:19 - Quench not the Spirit.

·        What does it mean to “quench”?

·        Why would we not want to “quench” the Holy Spirit?

·        How can we quench the Holy Spirit?

 

1 Thessalonians 5:20 - Despise not prophesyings.

·        Why is the Word of God significant in the life of the Christian?

·        How can a Christian despise the Word of God?

2 Timothy 3:16 - All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

 

2 Peter 1:20-21 - Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. [21] For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:21 - Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

·        What is the responsibility of the Christian to the preaching of the Word of God?

·        What must a Christian be discriminating when the Word of God is preached?

 

1 Thessalonians 5:22 - Abstain from all appearance of evil.

·        Why should a Christian be sensitive to evil?

·        How will a hatred for evil help a person walk with God?

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

 

 

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LIVING RIGHTEOUSLY

 

THE PATTERN OF GODLY LIVING - Vss. 16-22

THE PRAYER FOR SANCTIFICATION - Vs. 23

THE PROMISE OF GOD'S FAITHFULNESS - Vs. 24

 

 

 

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