A Word of Encouragement – “Closing Maxims”

“Closing Maxims”
1 Thessalonians 5:12-18 & 1 Thessalonians 5:19-28

Sermon Notes:

  1. A maxim is a short, pithy statement that expresses a general _______ or rule of __________.
  2. Work Hard…
    … for __________ good.
    … but be quick to embrace the __________ among you.
  3. Rejoice Always…
    … in the ongoing advancement of Jesus’ __________.
    … in your ___________ with one another.

Study Questions:

  1. How does Paul’s maxim of “working hard” in the church sound to you? When have you benefited from someone else’s hard work in the church?
  2. Do you normally think of Jesus’ victory as something that is “advancing?” What is one area of your life where you can pray for Jesus’ victory to advance in this season of your life?