Letter to the Thessalonians | Week 11 – Whole Person
As authentic followers of Jesus, there is an expectation that change will result in our life. When we repent and believe the Good News, the Holy Spirit leads us toward holiness. Everything about our life before Jesus is challenged. The result is that our moral and rational thinking, our spirituality, and how those things affect what we do, are being shaped and formed by the power of God in us. This wholistic transformation brings us the place where we can confidently stand upon his promises and be part of the plan that He has for each of us.
READ Philippians 4:9
“Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
READ the verse again and consider these related questions.
What enables us to apply the truths of God’s Word to our lives?
How does the peace of God result from committing to living a godly life?
Read 1 Thessalonians 5:22-28; Romans 5:1-2; 3 John 2; 1 Peter 1:13-16; 2 Corinthians 5:17-19; John 13:8-10; Mark 12:30; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
1. What is the connection between sanctification and being at peace with God?
2. Describe how the moral and the spiritual directly affect our physical body.
3. If we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit, why is the answer to question 2 important?
4. How does the concept of reconciliation fit into this discussion?
5. In post-salvation terms, what is the balance between the work of the Holy Spirit and the part that we play in this process?
6. Describe what you think Paul means in v.24.
7. Look at the verse in 3 John 2, where does a flourishing life come from?