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1Thessalonians, Chapter Two, Lesson Two

BOUND IN CHRIST           Page 6
V. 8 (cont'd.)

** Do you find yourself being superficial with caring about new Christians (or older ones for that matter)?

We must display the genuine love of God which He has poured into our hearts.
cf. Romans 5:5

** How do we develop this process of allowing others to "become very dear" to our hearts?

We start by being committed to the truth of God's word and then by loving those who respond to it! cf. Philippians 1:8, 1John 2:9-10, 3:10-16, 4:7-8 & 19-21

EXTRICATE

** What were the three methods or styles of evangelism which are to be avoided at all costs?

1) flattering speech
2) using evangelism as a covering for greed
3) seeking praise and glory from men (Remember, you just might get it)

DELINEATE

** What is the cost behind sharing the gospel? How will our relationship with the lost change, if they receive it into their hearts so as to be saved?

We will become "Bound in Christ", and need to give our lives to their nurturing and building up in the Word of God.

EVALUATE

** How does my love for the lost and my love for my brothers and sisters in Christ show itself? Is it even observable? Am I willing to use my life for the benefit of others, with eternity in the balance?

ACTIVATE

** Would you commit to the Lord your willingness to be so "Bound in Christ" to other believers, that you will spend yourself for their benefit? cf. Philippians 2:3-4

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