|Staying in the Word|
Chapter Five, Lesson Three
GOD'S GIFT OF EXCELLENCE Page 2
God's Gift of Excellence
V.12 ** Paul has just finished an intense theological teaching portion of his letter from chapter 4, verse 9 to chapter five, verse 11. What were some of the events contained in that teaching?
** The apostle now turns from theology to everyday practical exhortation as to how we can live within "God's Gift of Excellence". To put that in other terms, how can we live an excellent lifestyle which truly brings glory to God? As he begins to address this extremely important subject, how do you suppose he feels about the Christians there in Thessalonica?
** Alright then, what is the first thing Paul wants these Christians in Thessalonica to do?
** Let's stop here, before going on to the description of those we are to appreciate. What does it mean to "appreciate" someone?
** So who are these people, what is Paul's three-fold description of them?