Don't Lose Your Cool

May 10, 2015 • Michael Wilburn • 1 Thessalonians 5:14d

APPLICATION QUESTIONS: • What situation or person needs more patience from you? • Why is patience with people particularly difficult, especially close family and friends? • Identify examples of waiting in the Bible. What can you learn from their patience? • Name a few spiritual blessings of patience.

Give Thanks in All Things

June 14, 2015 • Michael Wilburn

APPLICATION QUESTIONS: • How critical is trusting God to thanking God? • What causes you discontentment? What can you thank God for in your deepest discontent? • Find the simplest Bible verse that encourages thankfulness and commit it to memory. What is the verse? • Is peer-to-peer comparison a valid way to find thankfulness?

Abstain from Evil

July 12, 2015 • Michael Wilburn

APPLICATION QUESTIONS: • What does "form" mean? What is a "form of evil"? • How does a person know what is evil? • In what way does 1 Thessalonians 4:3 help define the word "abstain"? • What is the purpose of abstaining? What good does it produce?

Hold Fast to Good

July 5, 2015 • Michael Wilburn

APPLICATION QUESTIONS: • What does it mean to "test everything"? Test by what standard? • Describe what it means to "hold fast." How does one hold fast to truth? • How important is decisiveness in the Christian life? Are there dangers to indecisiveness? • Who determines what is good? Why?