1 Thessalonians Chapter 5

  1. Why is there no need to write to us about the times and the seasons?
  2. Why is the day of the Lord like thief at night?
  3. Peace and Safety?
  4. Can that Day overtake you?
  5. What Day?
  6. Compare light and day versus night and darkness?
  7. Looking at verse 8, where else do find this mentioned in the bible?
  8. What is meant by “we wake or sleep”?
  9. How do you recognized those who “over you in the Lord”?
  10. Where else do you find “the will of God” in the bible?
  11. What is meant by verse 23?
  12. How often do you depart from some one the way Paul does here at the end of 1 Thessalonians?

1 Thessalonians Chapter 4

  1. Does anyone urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ that you should bound more and more?
  2. Since we know the law ended with John, Matthew 11:13, what commandments were given in verse 2?
  3. Looking at verses 3 – 8 how does this affect your life?
  4. What is meant by verse 5?
  5. What is brotherly love?
  6. Looking at the first 12 verses, how do you see Genesis 2:24 or does it not apply here?
  7. How do you relate to verses 13 – 18?
  8. Do you have relatives who have died and do you wonder what their status is?
  9. Where else is the “Trumpet of God” used in the bible?
  10. How does verse 18 compare Habakkuk 1:5?

1 Thessalonians Chapter 3

  1. Chapter 3 is divided into 3 parts. Can you see where they are and what they are?
  2. Why did Paul face the tribulation?
  3. Why did Paul need to know their faith?
  4. What did Timothy bring?
  5. Explain verse 8?
  6. For what thanks can be rendered to God for you?
  7. What is your feeling about verses 12 & 13?

1 Thessalonians Chapter 2

  1. What was not in vain?
  2. Looking at verse 2 are you bold in our God?
  3. Have you been approved by God?
  4. As we live in the world do you seek the glory from the world?
  5. Looking at verse 9, is that still the case now?
  6. How about your church?
  7. Do you have a walk worthy of God?
  8. Has Satan hindered your testimony or walk?

1 Thessalonians Chapter 1

  1. Can you compare this letter to both a parable by Matthew and a church named by Jesus in the book of Revelation?
  2. What is the difference between the first and second time God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ is used?
  3. What can you learn from the way Paul starts this letter?
  4. What is their work of faith?
  5. What is their labor of love?
  6. What is their patience of hope?
  7. What does “your election by God” mean?
  8. What power was used?
  9. Do you have the joy of The Holy Spirit?
  10. Are you an example to all the believers around you?
  11. Can the people that are close to you compare you to verses 8 – 10?
  12. What is “the wrath to come”?

Overview of 1 Thessalonians

The church of Thessalonians, their faith, hope, love and perseverance in the face of persecution was exemplary.

Paul encourages them to excel in their new found faith, to increase in their love for one another and to rejoice, pray and give thanks always. Paul closes his letter with instructions regarding the return of the Lord, whose advent signifies hope and comfort for believers both living and dead.

In Paul’s time Thessalonica was a prominent seaport and the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia.

You can compare the book of Thessalonians to the letter of the Church of Philadelphia, written by Jesus and the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price written by Matthew.

Christ is seen as the believer’s hope of salvation both now and at His 2nd coming. When He will deliver, reward, perfect, resurrect and sanctify all who trust in Him

Ecclesiastes Chapter 12

  1. As we grow older it seems that our life gets tougher. Or is that the thinking of an adult over a child’s?
  2. Is it any different for one who is born again? How?
  3. Is or are a way or ways that one can learn from the generation that goes before them?
  4. What does the author say in verse 6?
  5. As the author closes the book he remembers where we came from and who the true Teacher is and what we should do. Summarize some of the things that you have learned, and how you plan to change your life with this knowledge.
  6. He is your Father or is He?

Ecclesiastes Chapter 11

  1. How many times in business does a man prepare for the future without preparation? Do we?
  2. Do we chart a path or make goals or do we leave it to chance and say what ever God wants without asking?
  3. Do you change your mind because you think it is what God wants or is that an excuse that is given?
  4. Do you quit one thing and change just before your blessed because you think you hear a voice, but do you know your Father’s voice?
  5. When should one start to make preparation? And how?
  6. Are you rejoicing for what God is to bring forth?

Ecclesiastes Chapter 10

  1. Why does a little folly do so much harm to one’s wisdom and honor?
  2. Why is the right hand over the left?
  3. How many times do you give up your post before all is out in the open and true?
  4. Using verses 8 – 10 has a guide, show how wisdom can bring success?
  5. How can words tell you the difference between a wise man and a fool?
  6. Is the answer to question 4 always true? Or can the answer sometimes be used against you?
  7. How do verses 16 – 20 relate to the people of Solomon’s time and also us?
  8. Which are we?
  9. How can we improve?

Ecclesiastes Chapter 9

  1. In verses 1-3, how does the author view man’s destiny?
  2. Why does man have a problem with death?
  3. Do Christian’s have that same problem?
  4. In verse 7 what “works?
  5. What is the meaning in verse 8?
  6. Man says ‘you got to work’. “Got to make if you want happiness”, what does God say?
  7. In verse 11 & 12, the author paints a dar4k picture. Is he right or is there something else?
  8. From verse 13 – 18, the author has put in a little story. You might ask yourself, what is it about? How does it affect me (us)? And maybe, why does it get missed?