Questions to help you dig deeper into the message
[for your family devotions or small groups]
What are some preconceived ideas you’ve run into that people have about Christians, Church, and Christianity? What is the best way to help people come to a proper understanding?
Read 1 Thessalonians 1:3. What are three things this church was known for? Talk about each of these and what they should look like in the modern church.
Read 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10. In an age without mass media and social media, how do you suppose their faith became so legendary?
Read James 1:5 and Jeremiah 31:31-34. What does it look like for a man or woman to truly be led by the Spirit?
IF YOU HAVE TIME: What are your thoughts about Halloween and how a God-follower should approach it? Read the following verses and discuss how they might apply to this particular ‘holiday’: Exodus 22:18, Deuteronomy 18:9-12, Romans 12:1-2, Matthew 5:14-16 and Colossians 3:17.