2 Thessalonians 1: 1-4
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. 4Therefore we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith during all your persecutions and the afflictions that you are enduring.
St Paul is writing to the churches in Thessalonica. These are fledgling churches – they have only been in existence less than five years.
If Paul was to write a letter to your church, what do you think he’d be saying?
What would Paul be thankful about with regard to your Christian community?
In what ways do you think our churches could grow abundantly in faith and in our love for everyone?
What’s going well and what needs to improve?
What can you do?
What needs to change in your life so that your faith can grow abundantly and your love for others increase?
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