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Children of the Day Reflection # 4: I Thessalonians 2 & 3

Children of the Day

Are we’re moving fast through Beth Moore’s study on Thessalonians? The homework for this week on pages 63-76 should slow us down. This week’s homework examines the end of 1 Thessalonians 2 and the beginning of I Thessalonians 3. Before we get into my thoughts on the Day 1 through Day 3 homework this week, let me summarize the points of Beth’s last session:

1. Paul speaks about the Thessalonians as his “own dear children” and thus, Beth discusses what “complete parenting” would look like. Only God can parent us perfectly and regardless of age, we all need that complete parenting from Him.

2. If our own parenting is missing a “piece” of complete parenting, then we lack “peace” there.

3. Complete parenting has 6 components:

  • Nurturing
  • Being affectionately desired by a parent
  • Accepting Parent’s Very Self – A good parent pours him- or herself into the child’s life
  • Exhortation – encouragement accompanied by instruction
  • Encouragement
  • Charged to walk worthy – one might call this the discipline part of the parenting process