1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 – PARTING INSTRUCTIONS

As Paul closes his letter to the Thessalonians with some parting instructions. 

CONSENT TOWARDS LEADERSHIP Vss. 12-13

Leaders are to be known and esteemed highly in love.

There is to be peace in the church between the leaders and those being led. We should give our consent to Godly leaders. 

COOPERATION WITH OTHERS Vss. 14-15

Warning, comfort, support, patience, and good behavior are to be practiced by all. 

CONDUCT TOWARDS GOD Vss. 16-24

The behavior outlined in these verses shows us how we should conduct ourselves in the eyes of God.  Note that the God who calls us to do these things will enable us. (Vss. 23-24)