The Fruit Of The Gospel

This week we begin a new sermon series in the book of 1 Thessalonians. In chapter 1, we learn how the gospel created the church in Thessalonica, we see the church spread the gospel and how the gospel shapes the church.

CG Questions:

  1. What are practical ways that Paul encourages the church in Thessalonica that we can emulate?
  2. Paul mentions faith, love and hope. Where else do we see this triad in Scripture? Why do you think he frequently puts these three together?
  3. Looking at this text, how can one have assurance of their salvation? What things should thing look for as evidence of genuine conversion?
  4. When it comes to your Christian walk, are you imitating anyone? Are you actively trying to mold your life after another? If so, other than Jesus, who and why?
  5. In what specific ways can parents/grandparents model Christlikeness for our children?
  6. Why should we expect a new convert to have joy?
  7. Upon hearing and receiving the gospel, what idols did you turn from? What idols do you continue to struggle with?
  8. Why is waiting on God so difficult? How can we strengthen our hope while we wait?