Chapter One, Lesson Two
SHOWING GRATITUDE 1Thessalonians 1:2-5 Print this Bible Study
** Last week we were introduced to two topics which will be repeated
throughout this wonderful epistle. Do you recall what they were?
1. A genuine "love for the brethren"
2. A "desire for instruction from the Word of God"
** When you consider the events which gravely impacted our nation on
09-11-01, how could that day stimulate our desire for personal growth
in either of these two areas?
When men driven by "doctrines of demons" (1Timothy 4:1) can
be committed to the point of taking their own lives, we understand the
need for us to be committed to the TRUTH of God's Word and the living
out of that truth through our love for one another, so that we might
be lights in the middle of a dark, crooked and perverse generation.
** For today, let's begin by defining the word "attitude",
what does it mean?
Webster: "a mental position...or a feeling or emotion toward a
fact or state."
** With that in mind, what is our attitude to be like regarding our fellow
We are to develop an "attitude of gratitude". That is not
a new expression to us, but how does it flesh itself out in the life
of a Christian? Paul is going to show us, by example, the need for "Showing
Gratitude" for those around us and how it will be made manifest
in our life if it is genuine. Please open your Bibles to 1Thessalonians
1:2-5 and let's enjoy together all that our Lord has for us to learn.
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