Week of August 23

August 23: 2 Thessalonians 1-2

1) What will mark the Second Coming of Christ (see 1:7-10)?

  1. Mighty angels will accompany Him in flaming fire
  2. Vengeance will be inflicted on those who do not obey the gospel
  3. Saints will marvel at His appearance
  4. All of the above

2) Who will appear before the Second Coming and what will happen to him (see 2:3-8)?

August 24: 2 Thessalonians 3

1) What did Paul ask the Thessalonian church to pray for (see 3:1-2)?

2) What did Paul advise about idleness (3:6-12)?

  1. Keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness
  2. Imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you
  3. If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat
  4. Do their work quietly and earn their own living
  5. All of the above

August 25: 1 Corinthians 1-3

1) What is the main topic Paul communicated to the Corinthians in the power of the Spirit (see 2:1-5)?

  1. Prophecy
  2. Prosperity
  3. Person of Christ and His cross
  4. None of the above

2) While many faithful Christians "plant" and "water," who ultimately brings growth (see 3:1-9)?

August 26: 1 Corinthians 4-6

1) What type of behavior excludes a person from the Kingdom of God and what is the remedy (see 6:9-11)?

2) Why should we avoid sexual immorality (see 6:12-20)?

  1. Our bodies have been joined to Christ
  2. Sexual immorality is a sin against our bodies
  3. Our body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit
  4. We have been bought with the price of Christ's death and are to glorify God with our bodies
  5. All of the above

August 27: 1 Corinthians 7-8

1) What did Paul say was his rule in the churches (7:17-24)?

2) Even though the believers in Corinth were technically free to eat food that had been sacrificed to an idol, what reasons did Paul give that they should abstain (see 8:4-13)?

  1. Exercising our liberty in Christ could derail the faith of weak Christians who might misunderstand if they see us eating food sacrificed to idols
  2. Setting a positive example by abstaining shows that we love the weak Christians for whom Christ died
  3. Causing weak Christians to stumble is not only a sin against them but a sin against Christ
  4. All of the above

August 28: 1 Corinthians 9-11

1) Why did Paul become "all things to all people" (see 9:19-23)?

2) What was the result of the Corinthian believers partaking of the Lord's Supper in an unworthy manner (see 11:27-32)?

  1. Indigestion and Heartburn
  2. Obesity and High Cholesterol
  3. Sickness and Death
  4. None of the above

August 29: 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?