"Learning to live together" Sunday 15th November 2015
It is sad but true that relationship breakdown, whether amongst celebrities, politicians or athletes, often seems to attract the media spotlight, and it is no different with the church. Rarely if ever, does news reporting feature something positive about the church - it seems that church in-fighting makes for much better news!
In our verses for this week, the apostle Paul recognises that relationship breakdown is a possibility for any church family, even a model church (1v7) such as that found in first century Thessalonica.
So as the apostle Paul draws to the close of the letter, he gives very practical encouragement to the Christians in Thessalonica, as to how they are to treat one another… how they are to love one another rightly…