A Tenacious Church Essay
II THESSALONIANS 1:3-4
SUBJECT COMING FROM VERSE FOUR
Paul, Silvanus and Timotheus, in his letter to the Thessalonians, saw it fitting to give thanks to God always for the brethren, at the church of the Thessalonians, because of how their faith had grown and the charity and love they had shown toward each other in troublesome times.
In Paul‘s first letter to the Thessalonians, he preached and taught about three weeks, almost every major doctrine of the Christian faith. Although Paul’s visit to Thessalonica was short, his ministry was long enough to leave a solid foundation for a thriving church. After leaving and going to Athens, Paul leaves Timothy and Silvanus behind to help the new church by way of …show more content…
So then, Paul realizes that everything can praise God, but everything cannot worship God. They that worship him must worship him in sprit and in truth. Paul understood that giving thanks to God comes before praise. One first must realize what he is thanking God for; “In everything give thanks.” Paul was giving thanksgiving to the Lord for the church, and how they were enduring, through their troublesome time. The church are the born again ones that have been called out and set apart for the service of God. Jesus told his disciples “ye are the light of the world, ye are salt, ye are my witness, and ye are my disciples.” God told the children of Israel I have chosen you to show forth the praise of him that has called you out of darkness, and into the marvelous