MOTHER AND FATHER LIKE SHEPHERD
1 Thessalonians 2:1-16 Key Verse: 11
“For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children.”
1. What was the result of God’s work in Thessalonica? (Acts 17:1-4) How hard it was to continue to preach the gospel in Philippi? (Acts 17:5-9) How did they overcome the test? (3-6)
2. How did Paul and Silas care for Christians in Thessalonica? (7) What does it mean to care like a mother? (8) How did they live an exemplary life among Christians in Thessalonica? (9-10)
3. What does it mean to deal with other members as a father? (11-12) How did Paul encourage, comfort and urge? How can we live lives worthy of God?
4. Why did Paul thank God for Thessalonian Christians? (13) How do we know that the word of God is at work in one’s life? (14-16) How did they overcome persecutions?