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Discipling | 1 Thessalonians 5:12-14

Posted by Justin Pearson on

Hello Family,

I hope you are resting in the grace you've been given in and through Jesus.

This coming Sunday we will be in 1 Thessalonians 5:12-14 as we continue in our Discipling series and seeking to answer the question: "What is the role of community in our discipling?"

Here are some questions for you to consider as you study the text ahead of Sunday:

  • The Thessalonians are experiencing persecution and difficulty for following Jesus. Why does Paul say what he says in v. 12-14? In what way does this encourage or challenge them and you when it comes to how you view the local church?
  • What does he intend for them to do from v. 12 as it relates to pastors? Why?
  • What does it mean to be at peace among yourselves (v. 13b)? What does that look like and why is this important for them personally and corporately?
  • What is significant about his exhortation in v. 14? What does it look like to do each of those things in community?
  • Does anything come to mind for you that you need to repent of in light of this text as it relates to your church family?
  • Who is someone you can encourage this week with something you learned from this text?

Enjoy Jesus!

.grace and peace.
Justin

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