The Truth of Everything: Thessalonians

Week 2

This Facilitator Guide will help you lead conversation. [Brackets] indicate simple cues for you, as a facilitator, and are not intended to be read aloud.

Conversation Starter

Name the food you hate the most. [After each response, ask if there’s someone in the group that likes that food]. Name the food you love the most. What would happen if you only served your family the food you love?

Discussion Questions

Read 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6. Is it more important that worship services meet our preferences or reach people for Jesus? Why?

The five barriers to effective ministry were: Discouragement, Courage, Approval, Proximity, and Conformity. Which do you struggle with the most when you get an opportunity to share the gospel?

Read 1 Thessalonians 2:8. [ Read this statement to the group: “You can impress from afar but you impact up close.”] Do you think this statement is true? Why or why not? How can we as a group share our lives with lost people in order to create an opportunity to share the gospel?

Read 1 Thessalonians 2:10-12. What needs to change in your life so that people can more easily see that you are a follower of Jesus? Will you commit yourself to be a bold witness for Jesus to those who are lost?

[We have a great opportunity to hear about what God is doing around the world at ICOM – the International Conference on Missions Nov 16-19 in Peoria, IL. There will be incredible speakers, including Jerry Harris, Andre Harper, and Sonny Woollard from The Crossing as well as worship with Crossing Worship. Hundreds of mission organizations bring booths to check out as well. Registration is FREE by going online to thecrossing.net under events and entering promo code PEORIA17. You might consider having your Life Group go together.]

Pray

[Pray, asking God to give you boldness as you seek to share the good news of Jesus with those who have no intimate, personal relationship with Him.]

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