1 Thessalonians 3 by Bufe Karraker on 8/1/93

August 5th, 2017

Bufe continues the study of Thessalonians.  He talks about Thessalonica and the letter Paul wrote to them.  Has there been any radical changes in your life since you accepted Jesus as your savior?  Has your mission been fulfilled?  Do you witness to others when the doors open momentarily?  Paul had many skills.  He possessed the heart of a pastor.  Bufe talks about having the heart of a pastor.  He also talks about fighting the spiritual war that is going on.  And what true love is.   Bufe mentions the song, "He Could Have Come Down" as an example of true love.  Jesus is our example of true love.  How does love grow?  It's a process.  When you get married, you make a commitment to love a person.  You don't base it on feelings.  You base your life on Christ and he will help your love grow for others.  What does love do?  Love brings a godly style to your living.  Love deliberately chooses an action that is right.  Do you do the yardwork that needs to be done or do you play ball with your friends?  Jesus is coming soon and you better be ready!  The purifying hope of the believer is paying attention to the second coming of Christ.  Our love for God and for others is an act that will never be lost.  It will count for eternity.  

Thessalonians 1-3, Ephesians 6, 1 John 4, Romans 5.