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It seems that there was a problem in the Thessalonian church that was caused by those who had stopped working, because of their belief in the nearness of the second coming. With this in mind Paul urges the Christians to listen to those who had positions of spiritual leadership in the church and were hard workers. While it is true that in the church all have equal spiritual privileges and blessings, it is not true that all have equal office.
Paul then gives three duties of church leaders (vv. 12-13):
Paul explains how all church members, as well as church leaders, are responsible to minister to each other (vv. 14-15). All Christians have four ongoing continuous responsibilities which are as follows:
Paul makes it plain that without the power of the Holy Spirit it is impossible to live the Christian life? Of these commands listed above which one do I need to work on the most?
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
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I Thessalonians 2:1-2Paul, Silas And Timothy Were Bold
I Thessalonians 2:3-4Paul’s Conduct Was Never Questionable
I Thessalonians 2:5-6Paul’s Ministry Characterized
I Thessalonians 2:7- 8Paul Was Always Gentle
I Thessalonians 2:9-12The Concerned Father
I Thessalonians 2:13-16Persecution is Bound to Come
I Thessalonians 2:17-20Three Motivations For Christian Growth
I Thessalonians 3:1-5Paul’s Concern For The Believers
I Thessalonians 3:6-8Remember Where You Came From
I Thessalonians 3:9-13Prayer Changes Things
I Thessalonians 4:1-8A Plea For Purity
I Thessalonians 4:9-10How Are You Showing Love to Others?
I Thessalonians 4:11-12Goals For Everyday Living
I Thessalonians 4:13-18The Rapture of The Church
I Thessalonians 5:1-11The Day of The Lord
I Thessalonians 5:12-15Responsibilities as Believers
I Thessalonians 5:16-22Exhortations For Holy Living
I Thessalonians 5:23-28The Elements of Worship