Series 11: The Power of Light – Lesson 4

Lesson 4: 1 Thessalonians 5

Read 1 Thessalonians 5 through once.  Read a second time, highlighting the references to light and darkness.  Underline the verbs that give instruction (commands).

In your journal, write a description of the children of light, using the following suggestions as a guide:

  • Young woman. older manReflect on the descriptions of those who live in darkness and those who live in light.
  • What makes the difference?
  • Make a list of the verbs of instruction.
  • What kinds of behaviors mark the children of light?
  • How are these reflected in your life?
  • How do you see them in the lives of those around you?

From Paul’s words here, it seems clear that living as children of light requires obedience – not to a set of laws that will save us, but rather as a way of working out the results of our salvation (see Lesson 3 on Philippians 2:12-17).

Pray for guidance, mercy, and a loving heart as you seek to live as a child of the light.

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