10AM – 4/28/19 – – “PRAYING In The SPIRIT” – 2.Thessalonians 1
The Apostle Paul thanked God for the church at Thessalonica. Persecution and trials came early for them, but these young Christians were sincere in seeking God. Their faith and their love toward each other grew! That is the kind of fellowship you want to be in; where you have faith and love abounding toward one another. It’s interesting how persecution and trials can bring the church closer together in the Spirit. – A person really can’t serve and experience fellowship with Jesus Christ unless you have real commitment. There cannot be anything that is more important for a Christian. So, it cannot be “Well, if it isn’t raining I’ll be in church, or if I’m not busy I’ll go to church.” True commitment to Jesus always comes when persecution and trials hit our lives. Real depth of relationship with Jesus, and great faith comes in the middle of hard times. And with that relationship, there comes tremendous faith and great love for fellow Christians.