Love must not be in word only, but in deed and in truth (). Paul has told the Thessalonians how much he loves them, but now he points to concrete evidence. shows the kind of actions that flow from love. Listen as Pastor Matt shows three signs of genuine love 1) Love leads to sacrificial 2) Love sees and satisfies needs and 3) Love cannot rest without knowing its object is safe.
18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
3:1 Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, 2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s coworker  in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith, 3 that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this. 4 For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction, just as it has come to pass, and just as you know. 5 For this reason, when I could bear it no longer, I sent to learn about your faith, for fear that somehow the tempter had tempted you and our labor would be in vain.
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