Letter to the Thessalonians | Week 4 – Do It Together
In a sermon, based on Luke 10, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'” Having only an appearance of holiness, is of no use to God, others, or our self. True holiness is an inward change that shows itself in our actions. As followers of Jesus, we need to encourage one another to show the love of Jesus. It is not enough to gather together to just talk about what God has done; we need to spur one another to action to show what God has done. That is the best witness.
READ Hebrews 10:24
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
READ this passage again and consider these related questions.
How can simple kindness impact someone’s life?
How do we keep life’s busyness from preventing us from being present in other people’s lives?
Read 1 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Hebrews 3:12-14; Romans 15:5-6
1. Why is it so important that all followers of Jesus be connected to each other?
2. How must our faith in Jesus and love for Him impact our daily interactions?
Read Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 3:11-15; Hebrews 12:14-15; 1 Peter 1:15-17
3. What are the main themes of Paul’s prayer in vv. 11-13?
4. What leads to a holy life?
5. What is the process of learning to walk in holiness?
6. Describe how inward holiness is reflected through words and actions.
7. What is the connection between the unity of believers and a holy life?