February 23rd - Dan Hayes - 1 Thessalonians 5


Dear Class,

We continue Chapter 5 in I Thessalonians this Sunday.

We are in the section I call “Paul’s Bullet points”-principles and admonitions that in many cases he will build into major themes in future writings:

·       For example, Verses 14 and 15 give one of the clearest renditions of ‘team’ and human resource management and leadership.

·       Verse 15 makes clear the Christian’s responsibility when evil is done to us.

·       Verses 16-22 contain 7 principles for our “way of being’ in the world.

·       Verse 23 contains a summary prayer of Paul we can pray for everyone, especially believers.

·       Verse 24 contains one of the GREAT promises of scripture for provision given by God in order to fulfill Gods unique calling for each of us.

·       Verse 25 underlines crucial nature of prayers for the missionaries (which, by the way, we ALL are - did you know that?)

·       Verse 26 tells us how to greet/treat brothers in Christ

·       Verse 27 underlines the importance of multiplication

·       Verse 28 is Paul’s benediction to us all.

Looking forward to seeing you Sunday!

Dan Hayes

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