Steady and Determined

posted Oct 31, 2010, 2:59 PM by Oxford Second   [ updated Oct 31, 2010, 3:15 PM ]
Life is full of the unexpected, and most would agree that we are living in challenging times. But while the details may change, history is filled with stories of God's people dealing with hard times. This week our encouragement comes from a letter written by Paul to a small struggling group of followers in far-off Thessalonica. Paul was only with them briefly before he had to run for his life from an angry mob, but they quickly learned and began to practice his teachings. Paul was deeply impressed by the commitment of these followers, and proud of their efforts to be faithful disciples in the midst of hardship.

There is much in his letter that applies to us as well, as we work together in a steady and determined way, staying the course and keeping the faith. And there is much to give us hope for the future.

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