2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.”
The church which I attend has an ongoing emphasis, “I love my Church”. There are shirts, there are sermons, and there are continual efforts to be a church that is centered in our community. I thank God for those who are willing to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our world. Faith is growing. The expressed love for one another is exampled by sincere expressions of love and concern. I do love my Church. It is not the building, it is not the songs we sing, it is not the lighting or even the big screens with providing the sermon points. It is a Pastor willing to do what is needed when there is a need. There is a genuine concern for those who cannot help themselves. It is not giving up our young people to a culture that would harden their hearts. It is real and true Bible study. It is a group of men and women who take the time to be Christian all the time. For these things that are increasing, I am thankful for the Church.