Paul uses the analogy of a Mother and Father to show his affection and concern for the Church in Thessalonica, This serves as an example to us of the motherly and fatherly affection we must demonstrate to one another especially during the times of great trials
One of our church members and member of our Deacon Board, Doug Verley, gives first-hand testimony of his attendance as an observer at the Boston Marathon at which terrorist bombs were detonated.
Summary (Paragraph): God is Ready to Receive Those Who Openly Come to Him: God is Ready Reaffirm the Covenant Made to with His people: God is Ready to Lead and Dwell With His People
Every Christian is a runner in the long-distance race of life. This race should be run with diligent effort and determination in faith. What is my responsibility as a Christian runner?
Sorrowing, fearful, unbelieving people are changed into joyful, believing worshipers when they see Christ and trust His Word.
We have received forgiveness and it is part of the new life to forgive
Our responses to the forgiveness granted to us is seen in our forgiveness granted to others
Maintaining the purity of the church through discipline