AUTHENTIC CHURCH | The Gospel Binds | 1 Thessalonians 5:19-28
BIG IDEA: THE GOSPEL OF JESUS ALLOWS AN AUTHENTIC CHURCH TO NOT JUST SURVIVE BUT THRIVE
Paul explains the two means necessary for us to thrive. First, we thrive together in Christ by being spirit-filled, obedient to Scripture and godly discernment. Second, we thrive in together Christ because the Gospel binds us to God who is peace, faithful and gracious to us.
Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-28. Read the passage and consider the following questions.
THE GOSPEL BINDS US TOGETHER
Obedient to Scripture
The 9 Marks Book entitled “What is a Healthy Church Member?” gives some practical suggestions. Of the following which is one you can practice this week? And how can you do so?
THE GOSPEL BINDS US TO GOD
Steve Lawson challenges us: “Who you believe God to be—what He is like—is the single most important factor in your life.”
PRAY TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY GROUP.
PRAY OVER YOUR OIKOS DOCUMENT.