Today’s Key Verse:

May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. (2 Thessalonians 3:5 NIV)

Other Verses to Note:

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-15
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:11-16

Key Points: (We are trying something new today because the handout is unavailable.)

  • Which of the following is the most pure? A bottle of water, a jar of peanut butter, or Ivory soap? If you answered, the water or peanut butter you’re incorrect. The government has laws allowing certain amounts of contamination in things we consume.
  • How can you maintain purity? Read your Bible & pray!
  • Surround yourself with people who share your beliefs so you won’t be tempted as much by those who don’t share your beliefs!
  • Pure => Holy
  • God gives us things for good that Satan will then take and twist to use for evil. Think about the apple that led Adam & Eve to sin. These sins separate us from God!
  • Don’t fight fire with fire! Respond kindly to negative comments / circumstances

Respond: 

  • Did I miss something in the key points that you felt was important? Leave a comment below!
  • How can you steer clear of the world’s ways? (Think about our discussions about music & video games)