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  • Weekly Study #3

    LT Bread of Life Women's Bible Study

    I Thessalonians 3:1-13

    **Commit your time in the Word to the Lord by asking Him to guide and teach you as you study. Also ask Him to help you apply what you learn through this lesson.


    1. Share an insight you received or a discovery you made through the study of Chapter Two of I Thessalonians.

    a. How has this influenced your walk with the Lord?

    2. I Thessalonians 3:1 begins with the word, Therefore which connects it to the verses at the end of Chapter Two. Link I Thessalonians 2:17-20 with I Thessalonians 3:1-2 and explain why Timothy was sent to Thessalonica.

    a. Share ways a believer might strengthen and encourage another believer in their faith.

    b. How is Timothy described in verse 2?

    Optional: Find and record a few additional verses in the New Testament that reveal more about Timothy.

    3. Paul continued his explanation for the reason he sent Timothy to visit the new Thessalonian believers while he remained in Athens. Read I Thessalonians 3:3-5 and briefly summarize the concern he had for them.

    a. Have you ever been tempted to abandon your faith in the midst of affliction? If so, how did you resist the tempter (satan) and overcome the temptation?

    4. Timothy returned with a report of how the church in Thessalonica was doing. What did he tell Paul about them? Answer from I Thessalonians 3:6.

    a. How is good news described in Proverbs 25:25?

    5. In I Thessalonians 3:7-10 we read of Paul's reaction to Timothy's report of good news about the Thessalonian believers. What was it?

    a. Compare verse 8 with Philippians 4:1. What do you see?

    b. Explain what you think it means to stand fast in the Lord.

    c. What do you learn about prayer from Paul's example in verse 10?

    6. Paul let the Thessalonians know what his prayer was for them. Record his prayer from each of the following verses:

    I Thessalonians 3:11

    I Thessalonians 3:12

    I Thessalonians 3:13

    7. One of Paul's prayer requests was that these believers would not only increase in love but abound in it for one another as well as for all others. How important is love according to I Corinthians 13:1-3?

    a. Use I Corinthians 13:4-8a to describe the love believers are to have for others.

    b. From Romans 5:5 and Galatians 5:22-23 explain how we can love with this kind of pure, unselfish love.

    (1.) How does knowing this encourage and comfort you today?

    8. Share a way you have been inspired or challenged through what you have learned through your lesson.