Pastor Josh preaches on 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

For reflection on your own or with others:

1. Do any of Paul’s closing instructions surprise you? Why or why not?

2. How does a proper understanding of v. 18 change the way we experience the difficult times of life? (i.e. give thanks ‘in’ all circumstances, not ‘for’ all circumstances)

3. What does God’s promised faithfulness in vv. 23-24 mean for you?

4. How has this letter deepened your understanding of life in the ‘already-but-not-yet’ reality of Jesus Christ’s kingdom?