"Increase more and more."
Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:10
COMMENDATION OF THE PRACTICE OF LOVE
The apostle Paul commended the Thessalonians for their practice of brotherly love. He went on to encourage them to increase this love they had in their heart.
“And indeed you do so toward all the brethren who
are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren,
that you increase more and more.”
1 Thessalonians 4:10
1. “And indeed you do so”
a) The brotherly love exhibited by the Thessalonians was firstly noted.
b) It was then commended.
2. “Toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia”
a) The Thessalonians showed their love for others.
b) They extended this love for the brethren in the region of Macedonia.
i) Within the context of the church.
ii) Beyond their shores to other places in Macedonia.
3. “But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more”
a) This was a strong appeal to the Thessalonians.
b) The appeal was to explore how they could increase their capacity of love.
INCREASING THE CAPACITY TO LOVE
How may we actually increase our capacity to love more and more!