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
- 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)