Mayer Life Group Lessons
Explore the Bible – 1, 2 Thessalonians
(Solid advice for living as a follower of Christ.)
Bible study and exploration – Spring 2022 (13 weeks)
| Notes: Focus. We live in a world filled with chatter and distractions. Both have been present throughout history, getting repackaged in different ways for each generation. The noise of the day is one tool that Satan uses to turn our focus away from Jesus and stunt our spiritual growth.|
The believers in Thessalonica needed to focus on the truth. They faced persecution and false teachers, but thankfully these distractions had not gotten in the way of their devotion to Christ and to one another. Paul also reminded the Thessalonians that the return of Jesus should cause them to live in such a way that they would honor Him, even in persecution.
In our culture, we can easily become distracted by the noise of a lost and fallen world. We need to not allow that noise to silence us or discourage us. We serve the risen Savior who is coming back to take us home. Our lives should be a celebration of that reality, and our future should give us the confidence to stand for Jesus in this world right now.
|Lesson Title||Core Passages||Lesson Date||Teacher|
|1.||Commended||(1 Thessalonians 1:1-10)||3-06-22||Jim|
|2.||Shared||(1 Thessalonians 2:1-12)||3-13-22||Jim|
|3.||Confronted||(1 Thessalonians 2:13-20)||3-20-22||Jim|
|4.||Encouraged||(1 Thessalonians 3:4-13)||3-27-22||Jim|
|5.||Demonstrated||(1 Thessalonians 4:1-12)||4-03-22||Mark|
|6.||Promised||(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)||4-10-22||Mark|
|7.||Risen!** EASTER||(Matthew 28:1-10,16-20)||4-17-22||Mark|
|8.||Returning!||(1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)||4-24-22||Craig|
|9.||Living||(1 Thessalonians 5:12-24)||5-01-22||Craig|
|10.||Enduring||(2 Thessalonians 1:3-12)||5-08-22||Bill|
|11.||Observing||(2 Thessalonians 2:1-12)||5-15-22||Ed|
|12.||Praying||(2 Thessalonians 2:13–3:5)||5-22-22||Bill|
|13.||Waiting||(2 Thessalonians 3:6-15)||5-29-22||Bob|
** Evangelistic emphasis
As we study Paul’s Letters to the Thessalonians, we will discover that keeping our focus on Jesus and encouraging others to do the same will help us stand ready for the return of Jesus and will equip us to point others toward Him.