My 5P Study Notes: Thessalonians (Letter 2, Chapter 1)

Thessalonians Summer Series
June-July 2014
5P Bible Study Method

Chapter 1: MH900443601
Pore, Paraphrase, Pull Out ->

– Grace and peace are found in the LORD.
– Express your gratitude and appreciation to God for the saints that have been placed in your life.
– Faith is not a stagnant thing. It must expand and grow.
– Demonstrate love for others and allow it to overflow from you.
– Encourage others through your testimony.
– Persecution and affliction are inevitable, however, you can stand firm in your faith despite this.
– Perseverance means that you CAN steadfastly do something despite the difficulty or delay you may be experiencing. Your success will come by way of God.
– There is a more divine outcome for those who suffer for the LORD’s sake.
– God is a God who delivers justice. Be mindful and trust in this.
– An eternity away from God is not an option! Live, dwell, cling to, grasp, lay hold of, pursue, and seek the Righteous One all the days of your life.
– The Bridegroom will return for His bride. There will be a great celebration.
– It is only God who can make us worthy of our calling.
– All power is of God. Any power that we possess comes from Him. It is not of our own doing.
– Every good intention that we have and/or every good work of faith that we do has a link to God.
– Glorify your Father.

Pose ->
1) How expansive is the reach of God’s grace?
2) When you look to the LORD (in this season of your life), what do you specifically seek Him for?
3) If there are no accidents and there is a purpose to everything that is, why do you think that the people who are in your life right now have been placed there?
4) How can faith grow or be grown?
5) Are you in a stagnant place in your Christian walk?
6) What are the dangers of being stagnant?
7) Can an active faith be realized even after a period of stagnancy? Discuss.
8) What are some ways that I can demonstrate love to others and what is the benefit in doing this?
9) When was the last time I shared my testimony with anyone?
10) Persecution and affliction come from many different sources. Can one contribute to this process on his or her own in any way? (Thinking that they deserve this or that they are worthy of no less because of whatever reason)
11) Why and/or how does man contribute to his own suffering?
12) What does the Bible teach us about suffering?
13) What does it mean to stand firm in your faith?
14) How does perseverance relate to being steadfast and unmovable?
15) When success comes your way, do you give God all of the credit?
16) Does suffering have more positive than negative as it relates to your faith and relationship with God?
17) What does it mean that God is a God of Justice?
18) If God has provided the avenue to experiencing an eternity with Him, why would I not partake of it?
19) What is the relationship between the Bridegroom and the Bride and how does it relate to me?
20) What is my calling?
21) How do I look at worthiness in the most spiritual sense?
22) What has God given me the power to do and am I doing it?
23) Where can goodness be seen in the life, words, and actions of Jesus?
24) In what ways have I/do I glorify God?

Plan and Pin -> Answer every question in my journal and/or through prayer. Read the following Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:58 and Psalm 30. Identify my personal takeaways.

Join me all summer long as I work my way through 1 and 2 Thessalonians using P. Shirer’s 5P Bible Study Method. In addition to this, I will be completing Beth Moore’s latest study, Children of the Day, so you may get a few extra tidbits here and there. God bless and stay in His Word!

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