A1 Scriptures
B1 “And we request of you, brothers, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and instruct you, and to regard them beyond all measure in love, because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, encourage the discouraged, be supportive of the weak, be patient toward all. See that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue that which is good, both for one another and for all. Rejoice always! Pray without ceasing! In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. But test all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from every form of evil. ” (1 Thessalonians 5:12-22, EMTV)
B2 “We beg you, our friends, to pay proper respect to those who work among you, who guide and instruct you in the Christian life. Treat them with the greatest respect and love because of the work they do. Be at peace among yourselves. We urge you, our friends, to warn the idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. See that no one pays back wrong for wrong, but at all times make it your aim to do good to one another and to all people. Be joyful always, pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants from you in your life in union with Christ Jesus. Do not restrain the Holy Spirit; do not despise inspired messages. Put all things to the test: keep what is good and avoid every kind of evil. ” (1 Thessalonians 5:12-22, GNB92)
A2 Outline—Some last-minute rules
B1 Regarding leaders in the congregation
C1 Respect them
C2 Love them in the Lord
C3 Be at peace
B2 Regarding fellow Christians in the congregation
C1 Admonish the disorderly
C2 Encourage the discouraged
C3 Support the weak
C4 Be patient
B3 Regarding all humans
C1 No revenge
C2 Always rejoice
C3 Pray without ceasing
C4 Give thanks in everything
C5 Don’t quench the Holy Spirit
C6 Don’t despise prophecies
C7 Test all things
C8 Keep tightly to what is good
C9 Abstain from every form of evil
A3 Notes
B1 Leaders
C1 Types
D1 “And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ, ” (Ephesians 4:11-12, EMTV)
D2 Apostles are the 12 that Jesus chose plus the few others recognized by the 12 during their lifetime. After the 12th died (John) there were no more apostles because there was no one to certify that person to be an apostle. Consider this.
D3 Prophets are the early church had several prophets and prophetesses. There are none now because there are no apostles to certify them.
D4 Evangelists are those who have the gift of preaching the Gospel. We are all responsible to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but these have a special gift, a drive, to preach. This may be in an area that has not heard the Gospel or in an area that has.
D5 Pastors are leader of local congregation. God gifts them to teach, lead, console, counsel, pray, evangelize, and many other things.
D6 Teachers have the gift of explaining things so that people can easily understand.
D7 Elders, bishops, overseers, etc. refer to the same as pastor.
D8 Deacon and deaconess help with finance, counsel, and other personal, family, or congregational needs.
C2 Congregation’s duty towards
D1 Respect them
E1 Treat them well
E2 Pray for them
E3 If disagree, approach them respectfully, not threateningly
D2 Love them in the Lord
E1 Pray for them to have
F1 Safety
F2 Wisdom
F3 Skill
F4 Fruits of the Spirit
E2 Help them by
F1 Assisting in tasks
F2 Not making life hard for them as in whining, refusing to obey Scriptures, etc.
D3 Be as peace
E1 Don’t argue
E2 Don’t fight
E3 Tell the truth
D4 They still may sin, so they may need rebuke. Galatians 2:11, 1 Timothy 5:20, John 16:23, etc.
B2 Regarding fellow Christians in the congregation
C1 Admonish the disorderly.
D1 Admonish is to point out errors.
D2 Disorderly is not following the order of the Scriptures and causing disruptions in the congregation.
D3 Disorderly may also refer to those who disobey the clear teachings of the Scriptures.
C2 Encourage the discouraged by
D1 A visit
D2 A letter
D3 A card
D4 A good deed as take them to the store
D5 Listen to them
D6 Pray with them
C3 Support the weak
D1 Tenderhearted, those who get discouraged easily
D2 Those who struggle with temptation
D3 Those who are sick and infirm
C4 Be patient
B3 Regarding all humans
C1 No revenge
D1 Financial
D2 Verbal
D3 Physical
D4 Slander
D5 Libel
C2 Always rejoice
D1 In things are pleasant then thanking God for it.
D2 In things that are unpleasant then thanking God that He has not left you, nor forsaken you (Hebrews 13:5) and that nothing can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:31-39).
C3 Pray without ceasing
C4 Give thanks in everything
D1 If things are good
D2 If things are bad. We still pray, because it could be worse, and God will help us.
C5 Don’t quench the Holy Spirit. We quench the Holy Spirit
D1 In these three things. “And when He comes, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I am going to My Father and you see Me no more; ” (John 16:8-10, EMTV)
D2 In these three things. “…for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. ” (Romans 14:17, NKJV)
D3 In this one thing. “…that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. ” (Romans 15:16, NKJV)
D4 In this. “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. ” (Ephesians 4:30, NKJV). We grieve the Holy Spirit when we sin in thoughts, desires, words, and deeds. We grieve the Holy Spirit when we do not believe the plain, normal sense of the Scriptures.
D5 The Holy spirit does give joy in tribulation. “And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit, ” (1 Thessalonians 1:6, NKJV)
C6 Don’t despise prophecies
D1 There are no prophets today because there are no Apostles to tell us who is true or false. See above discussion.
D2 This would refer to that church specifically and the early church in general.
C7 Test all things
D1 The standard to test against is the Bible in its plain, normal sense.
D2 We are to test all things.
D3 Doctrine, lifestyle, fellowship are important. There is a standard. It is not a church standard that we live by but the Scriptures themselves.
D4 For example
E1 “…not to be quickly shaken from your mind, nor be disturbed, neither by spirit nor by word nor by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ has come. ” (2 Thessalonians 2:2, EMTV)
E2 “”I know your works, and your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you tested those who say that they are apostles and they are not, and you found them to be false; ” (Revelation 2:2, EMTV)
E3 “Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all readiness, each day examining the Scriptures to see whether these things might be so. ” (Acts 17:11, EMTV)
C8 Keep tightly to what is good
D1 Good is defined by what God calls good.
D2 We are to be consistent.
D3 To do this in thoughts, desires, words, and deeds.
C9 Abstain from every form of evil
D1 Evil is defined by what God calls evil.
D2 We are not to do these things.
D3 Evil can be appealing, but in reality, it is deadly.
Posted by Choco at 15:26 on 26 Jun 15
1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
Labels: Bible, Bible study


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