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Prayers of Paul

1Thess 3: 10 13; 5: 23,


24.
1. Guidance to visit. V. 10a, 11b.
1Thess 2:18; Psa 32:8;
Reve 3:8

2. Perfect faith. V.10b cf. 1:3, 6;


3:6
- always room for growth. 4:1
- Ministry of the word is
essential
3. Growing love. V.12
Cf. 1:3; 3:6; 4:9,
10; Phil 1:10
Still space to grow in love.
Christian love is mutual love.
This love is for all.
Love leads to all other virtues. V.13
John 13: 34; Rom 5:10
Be an example for love. V.12c cf. John
13: 34
Complete holiness. 1The 3:13; 5:23

Positional holiness. Heb 10:10 (1Cor


1:30)

Perfect holiness. Eph 5:27; 1Jn 3:2


(Jude v. 24)

Practical holiness. 3:13; 4:3; 5:23a


(2Cor 7:1)
cf . John 17:17
Six things about holiness
1. Holy character more important than
our zealous activities. V.13a
2. God is the standard for our holiness.
3:13
3. God is the source of our
sanctification. 3:13 ; 5:23
Psa 72:7; 85:10; Isa 32:17
Jn . 17: 17; Heb 12: 10
Rom 6:19c; 2Cori 7:1
Six things about holiness
4. It affects the entire person. 5:23
2Cori 7:1
5. Must be maintained till the end.

3:13c; 5:23c.
6. Its a sure process. 5:24.
Cf. Phil 1:9; 1Cori 1:9
Review:
1. Guidance
2. Perfect faith
always room for Improvement
Ministry of the word essential.
3. Growing love.
Still space to grow in love.
Christian love is mutual love.
This love is for all.
Love leads to all other virtues. V.13
Leaders should be an example for love. V.12c
4. Complete holiness
Holy character more important.
God is the standard
God is the source
affects the entire person.
Must be maintained till the end.
Its a sure process