Week of August 16

August 16: Galatians 1-3

1) What warning did Paul write about to the Galatians (see 1:6-9)?

  1. a) Deserting the true Gospel
  2. b) Abandoning the practice of circumcision
  3. c) Forgetting to observe special Jewish rituals
  4. d) None of the above

2) What amazing paradox does Paul describe in 2:20?

August 17: Galatians 4-6

1) Which of the following are listed as a result of the Holy Spirit's controlling influence in our lives (5:16-26)?

  1. a) Selfishness
  2. b) Sadness
  3. c) Schisms
  4. d) None of the above

2) How should we approach a fellow believer who has failed (6:1-5)?

August 18: 1 Thessalonians 1-2

1) What did Paul gratefully remember before God in prayer concerning the Thessalonians (see 1:2-3)?

  1. Their work of faith
  2. Their labor of love
  3. Their steadfastness of hope
  4. All of the above

2) What proof did Paul offer that he ministered to them from pure motives (see 2:1-12)?

August 19: 1 Thessalonians 3

1) Who did Paul send to the Thessalonian church in his absence (see v.1-6)?

  1. Epaphroditus
  2. Timothy
  3. Titus
  4. None of the above

2) What was Paul's prayer to God regarding this church (see v. 11-13)?

August 20: 1 Thessalonians 4

1) What did Paul clearly say was the "will of God" for every believer (see v. 3-8)?

2) What are the marks of Christ's Second Coming that Paul wanted to make sure the Thessalonian believers understood (see v. 13-18)?

  1. Return: The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with visible and audible signs
  2. Resurrection: Dead believers will rise from their graves first
  3. Rapture: Living believers will be caught up together with them to meet the Lord
  4. All of the above

August 21: 1 Thessalonians 5

1) Who should not be surprised by the Second Coming (see v. 1-11)?

2) What else does Paul clearly declare to be the "will of God" for every believer (see v. 16-18)?

  1. Rejoicing always
  2. Praying without ceasing
  3. Giving thanks in everything
  4. All of the above

August 22: Discussion Questions

1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?

2) What insights did you gain about God?

3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?

4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?