Friday, January 23, 2009

Expectant living

Gregory K. Beale’s comments on the lesson’s focal passage in 1-2 Thessalonians about the analogy of a thief are helpful to understanding how to live expectantly.

How can we encourage class members to live expectantly? If you expected a thief to visit your home, what difference would it make in your life? Would you hole up in the house and wait, or what? No, but Paul does give specific behaviors in 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 that Christians should practice.

To finish out the lesson, have class members scan 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 and call out what we should do to live expectantly.

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