|Staying in the Word|
Chapter Four, Lesson Two
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** When was the first time Paul mentioned the love these
Thessalonians had for him?
** Did Paul bring this subject up again because the Thessalonians needed
instruction on how to love the
** This is actually the third time he has mentioned the Thessalonians' tendency to love. Do you recall what Timothy had told Paul upon his return to the apostle?
** Two weeks ago we took a close look at Biblical love from 1Corinthians 13:4-7 (known as the love chapter), but we can appreciate this love even more when we see it in action in Paul's letter to the Romans, chapter 12, verses 9-13. All see: Twelve more characteristics of truly Biblical love - Read Passage
** With that wonderful understanding, let's go back to our passage in 1Thessalonians 4:9. Why didn't the Thessalonians require instruction to show this kind of Biblical love?