|Staying in the Word|
Chapter Three, Lesson One
SUFFERING AFFLICTION Page 5
V. 8 ** What was Paul's "real" reason for living?
** If we realize how important it is to stand firm in our faith and obedience to Christ, because of the impact we can have on our brothers and sisters in the Lord, do you think we would be more aware of our effort?
** Let's look back over our passage for today and find the words or phrases which speak of Paul's love for the Thessalonians and vice versa.
** Paul's example of "Suffering Affliction" was made even more significant because of the relative value he placed on it. In verse seven, what did Paul say was more important than any news of his suffering?
** What impact can a Christian's obedient faith have upon the life of another Christian, even if they are "Suffering Affliction" at the time?