Comfort in Community

Isaac Serrano
Mar 4, 2018
1 Thessalonians 3:1-13
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At the peak of concern, Paul knows something must be done. For the one who would pen the words “do not be anxious about anything” (Philippians 4:6a), Paul certainly seems deeply anxious for his brothers and sisters at Thessalonica. When he cannot go personally he has others that can, so he sends Timothy, a trusted disciple who has learned what it means to “imitate” Paul. Here we see that Paul seeks comfort in the midst of affliction by discovering that the people he has shepherded remain faithful. Ultimately, their spiritual safety is of highest importance; not that it is unimportant, but there is no mention of their physical safety, only a recognition that they share in similar sufferings.

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Isaac Serrano is Lead Teaching Pastor of South Valley Community Church. He likes talking theology, history, and culture. Isaac lives in Gilroy with his family. On his days off, he likes to go fishing and venture outdoors. Isaac serves on the leadership board for the Regeneration Project and the school board of Pacific Point Christian Schools.

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