Monday, December 29, 2008

What is your goal in life? 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

Joy Ross’s commentary on this week’s lesson from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12, “What is your goal in life?” shares her husband’s goal to bring her a brass tea service from Southeast Asia.

To get members thinking about how they approach establishing a life goal, consider introducing the lesson with brief statements illustrating various philosophies of life. Identify the author’s implied goal in life based on their philosophical quote. Goals may include “just trying to live,” “live it up,” or “seeking what’s in it for me”.

What is your philosophy of life? What goal does it translate to?


David Parker said...

I think the commentary by Mark Rathel is spot on for the lesson.

Mark does a great job of breaking the lesson down into the essential parts. The main theme is that it is all about pleasing God; how do we do that?
1 - Sexual purity
2 - Loving one another
3 - Living the "quiet life"

The third point is rather interesting because living the "quiet life" in our society is sometimes difficult. The term adrenaline junkie came to mind.

servingHim said...

David, I agree with you about Rathel's commentary, and you are on point with the illustration of "adrenaline junkie".

JB might like the video on the following link for his class? :-)