II Thessalonians 1:1-8


MEMORY VERSE: II Thessalonians 1:3: We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth.

The local church should be the tightest knit group on earth. No other earthly organization has such potential for fellowship. Wava Campbell has written:

There is a special fellowship
The world can never know;
There is a special bond of love --
At least I've found it so --
Among the children of the Lord
Wherever they are found;
It started in the heart of God,
And flows the world around.
There is a special closeness
That the world can't seem to feel:
There is a special oneness
That is very, very real;
It's found in folks called "Christians"
Wherever they may be;
It started in the heart of God,
And flows through you and me.

If you are not content with your church, examine your heart. The trouble may be in you. Pray for your pastor and other church leaders. Put away all grudges. Expect the most from your church. Be content.

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