Always Give Thanks
“We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.”
2 Thessalonians 1:3,4
The last two Sundays, sickness and disease has reduced our attendance at worship by about half. I want you all to know how much you are missed and loved. We ought always to give thanks for one another. They say that, ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’, but I for one cannot wait until we are all able to worship again together by the grace of God.
Circumstance don’t always allow that. There are persecutions and afflictions in life. There is trouble. But let us continue not only to pray for one another; but let us also take extra time this week to thank God for the saints at Faith Bible Church in Brick, NJ.
I thank God for your faith. May it continue to grow abundantly. I thank God for your love for one another. May it continue to increase more and more. May we boast of one another to others. May we not only share the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who ask, but also share our church with others and invite them to come and enjoy worship and fellowship that we have with God’s people.
A love for God and His Word is contagious. Hopefully we can share that with many others around us. We desire that God would build His church here and around our world.
Be steadfast and stand firm in your faith this week as God gives you the strength that you need!