Worship—Grow—Serve: How is your balance and rhythm as a disciple of Christ? Invite Culture “No Perfect People Allowed”

Did you invite someone to worship, growth group, or a service opportunity?

5×5 Nuggets (5 NT chapters each week; 5 minutes per day)

Were there any insights gained that you would like to share with the group? Week of November 24, 2019 2 Peter 2-3; Jude 1; Revelation 1-2
Week of December 1, 2019 Revelation 3-7
Week of December 8, 2019 Revelation 8-12


What did your parents do right in raising you? What rewards and punishments worked best?


Read 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

  1. What has happened since Paul wrote 1 Thessalonians (v. 4)? How has persecution

    affected this church?

  2. What is the evidence that they are “worthy” of God’s kingdom (v. 5)?
  3. Who is on trial here? Who is on the witness stand? In the judge’s chambers?
  4. Why is God waiting until the Second Coming to punish these persecutors? Who

    benefits from this delayed justice? How so?

  5. What quality do you think Paul admires most in these Christians?
  6. What do you see as the net effect of Paul’s thanksgiving and prayer?


  1. How will you exercise faith and love this week in a specific way or relationship?
  2. Which of your current struggles are a result of being a Christian?
  3. How do you feel about the punishment mentioned in verses 8-9? How might you

    feel if you were being severely oppressed?

  4. Pray Paul’s prayer (vv. 11-12) in your own words for one another this week.