Chapter Four, Lesson One
SANCTIFIED BEHAVIOR Page
** What is our responsibility in this area of sanctification? Paul is
going to answer that question over the next three weeks, as he instructs
the Thessalonians and us as well.
He is going to address the need for our:
SANCTIFIED BEHAVIOR - 1Thessalonians 4:1-8
PROPER BEHAVIOR - 1Thessalonians 4:9-12
COMFORTING BEHAVIOR - 1Thessalonians 4:13-18
Let's begin for today by reading our passage in 1Thessalonians 4:1-8
to learn about our "Sanctified Behavior" and for whom
we are to so live.
Read passage (V.1-8)
V. 1 ** What is it about the opening of Paul's thoughts for today
that indicates a new direction?
He begins with "Finally then, brethren..." Paul is making
a major shift in his thinking. In chapter one he focused on the strong
witness of the faith which the Thessalonians held. In chapter two he
spoke of the excellence of his ministry to them and their mutual love
for one another. In chapter three Paul affirmed that their faith was
still standing and expressed his love for them through earnest, unrelenting
** After sharing all of that with the Thessalonians, what does Paul now
He makes a request and exhorts them to follow it!
** Generally speaking, what was the heart of Paul's request here in verse
That they would "excel still more" in their efforts to please
God in their daily walk with Him.
** Had the Thessalonians already been instructed as to how they could
Sure! "...as you received from us instruction..."
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