Series: 2 Thessalonians
August 27, 2023 | Paul Joslin
This letter from Paul emphasizes the importance of a strong work ethic, contributing to the well-being of the community, avoiding idleness, and fostering a spirit of prayer, peace, and discipline within the church, in order to lead a productive and Christ-centered life.
“We are not free to pursue whatever brings us the most personal fulfillment. We are not free to define our identity in any way we wish. We are not free to use people or creation as tools for our own ends. We are limited.” Alan Noble
“This is precisely why we must see that each choice to do the next thing is an act of worship, and therefore fundamentally good. Feeding your pets is an act of worship. Brushing your teeth is. Doing the dishes. Getting dressed. Going to work. Insofar as each of these actions assumes that this life in this fallen world is good and worth living despite suffering, they are acts of faith in God.” Alan Noble