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Expressions of Love -- 1 Thess. 4:9-12 Thessalonica
Something You’ll Never Hear: “I left the church because they loved me too much.”
1 Thessalonians 4:9-10 – Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more,
Taught by God? How? 1 John 4:10-11 --In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Ephesians 5:2 “…and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”
John 13:35 – “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
PHILADELPHIA Brotherly Love “Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence … and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness love (2 Peter 1:5,7).”
1 Peter 1:22 – “Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart….”
“By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother”.
1 Thessalonians 4:10-12 – “…for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more, and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.”
1 John 4:20 – “If someone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.”
By leading a quiet life Romans 14:13,19 – “Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this – not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother’s way….So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.”
“But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.”
Galatians 6:1 – “Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.”
Not idle or a busybody Not living off the hard work of others. Proverbs 19:15 – “Laziness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle man will suffer hunger.”
“…At the same time they learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention.”
Toward outsiders 1 Peter 4:9 – “Be hospitable to one another without complaint.”
2 Thessalonians 3:10 – “For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.”
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