1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 - Preparing for the Return of Jesus

May 12, 2024 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: 1 Thessalonians | A Future for Now

Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11

How will the world come to an end? What is the appropriate way for Christians to think about the end? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spencer as we consider the answer from 1 Thessalonians 5.

Sermon Discussion

  1. How often do you think of “the end” of all things. After this week’s sermon, do you think you should think more or less about the end?
  2. What is one takeaway from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
  3. In light of this passage, what is the wrong way and the right way to be prepared for the end of the world? How have you seen these both in your experience?
  4. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:1–3; Matthew 24:36, 42–47. How should these passages lead to humility when discussing the end of all things and the return of Jesus?
  5. Paul uses two images to describe the return of Jesus. What are they? How do they complement one another to provide a fuller picture of Jesus’s return?
  6. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:4–8. In light of these verses, what is the right way to prepare for the return of Jesus? How is this answer both extraordinary and ordinary?
  7. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:9–11. How do these verses provide us with comfort when we are anxious about the end of all things?
  8. This passage encourages us to be a people of faith, hope, and love. What does this look like practically today?
  9. This Time Tomorrow: How does this passage transform your thoughts, actions, or interactions at this time tomorrow?