Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
The Thessalonians are commended for their faith, especially in the midst of opposition and tribulation. Paul is genuinely concerned about their spiritual growth and maturing, wanting them to “excel still more” in their faith and in their love for one another. Paul exhorts the Thessalonian believers to remain faithful, and continue to work diligently. These are the very things that we also should take to heart in the midst of the world we live in today.
Sermon Description: At different times in our lives we find ourselves needy and weak, and at other times we find ourselves strong and empowered. The exhortation is for the strong to minister to the weak. Not to look down or despise or ignore the weak, but to genuinely care for them. It is God's will for His family to live this way. We are to encourage and build up one another as fellow believers and soldiers in Christ. We need to be concerned for one another's spiritual well being.