These daily online studies are adapted from our Quiet Time Bible Guide. The studies go through the Old and New Testaments in just over two years. The approach taken by our quiet time Bible studies does not include answers. The goal of the study is to help you dig into Scripture for yourself. You can go deeper using a commentary, Bible background guide or Bible handbook.
For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of 1 Thessalonians.
Studies show that more people leave their churches today for lack of love than for any other reason (Win Arn, Carroll Nyquist and Charles Arn, Who Cares About Love? [Pasadena, Calif: Church Growth Press, 1986], p. 7). It is indeed sad that even those who are committed to the Lord of love are unable to offer that love to others. How can your church become a place where love will "increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else" (1Th 3:12)? This passage provides some practical examples.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how loved do you feel by the members of your church or fellowship group?
Ask God to help you show love to someone in your church this week.