S. S. Times
And Paul, as his manner was, went in to them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,…
It was Paul's custom —
I. TO GO TO CHURCH. He didn't drop in now and then "to hear the new minister," or remain away because it was "too pleasant to stay at home."
II. TO DO HIS PART when he went to church. There is no record of his declining to take a class in Sunday school because it interfered with the hour of his Sunday dinner.
III. When he went to church TO TALK AND THINK ABOUT CHRIST — and he probably found something more practical to do between services than to stand around the church doors and talk about the state of the crops.
IV. TO SPEAK OUT — and he didn't wait until he could find exactly what style of preaching would best suit the Church at Thessalonica, and shape his sermons accordingly.
V. TO SPEAK EVERYWHERE OF A SUFFERING SAVIOUR. It was Paul's custom to suffer anything for that Saviour; it was Paul's custom to make his creed and his deeds correspond.
(S. S. Times.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,