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1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 - May 11th 2018

The Power of the Gospel

Read 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

  1. Who is writing? Who are they writing to?
  2. What does the author start the letter by telling them?
  3. What are the reasons for this thanksgiving? Where do these reasons come from?
  4. How do the authors speak about their on ministry?
  5. What has been the consequence of the Thessalonians’ behavior?
  6. What is the reputation of the Thessalonians among other churches?
    1. Who does leave the focus on?


  1. What is the overall theme or focus of this passage?
  2. What qualities does Paul celebrate in the Thessalonians? How might you grow in these same kinds of qualities?
  3. How could we as a church grow in having the kind of reputation that the Thessalonians had?
  4. Why is waiting an important part of the Thessalonians’ reputation? Waiting for what? Would others notice that about your posture in life?
  5. How does this passage relate to the gospel?

Genesis 5:1-32 - April 27th 2018

From Adam to Noah

Read Genesis 5:1-32

  1. What is this passage?
  2. How does this section start? What previous passage is it referring to?
  3. What is the significance of starting the genealogy this way?
  4. What statement occurs most often in this passage? What does the repetition teach us?
  5. What is the exception to this statement? Why did it occur?
  6. Why was Noah named Noah? What hope was Lamech expressing? What is this referring to?


  1. Summarize the different truths about humanity that this passage teaches.
  2. Why are these truths that matter for our lives today?
  3. What encouragement should we find from this text?
  4. How does this teach us to think about rest?


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