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I Thessalonians 3:12 ” May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.”

Paul’s letter to the Church in Thessalonica  encouraged them to love each other by following the example of Jesus.  For the past year we have been part of a brand new Church plant…bringing people together from several Churches to form a new one.  And today was our second service, with many new faces among us.  So as I look at this verse, I’m reminded that for the past six months we’ve bonded together as a small group,  but now the time has come that we must turn ourselves from our tight circle to welcome those coming in through the doors.  For the agape love of Jesus can only be demonstrated by His Believers when we love others.  And we can only be His hands and feet when our caring shows.

II Thessalonians 1:3 ” We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love everyone of you has for each other is increasing.”

After pondering this verse, an old 1960’s praise song came to mind.  It’s premise comes from John 13:34-35, where Jesus is giving the command to love one another, “for by this all men will know that you are My disciples.”    The title of the song is, “They will know we are Christians by our love.”   So my question to you today is… does the world know you by the love you share with the lost?   And does the world recognize  your Church Body for its love for those outside the four walls of the sanctuary?  We are to love one another, but we are to also take that love out to reach the unsaved.