Godly Discipline

Today we conclude our series through 1 & 2 Thessalonians, and we’re ending on a note that is unique to this series.

Taken as a whole, the general tone of these letters has been warm and encouraging. Paul wrote to give this young church clarity and comfort. But in this closing section, there is a notable change in Paul’s tone. In spite of all of the wonderful things that were going on in this church – in spite of their faithfulness and perseverance – there was an issue that lurked beneath the surface. There was some sin in the camp that everyone knew about but that, apparently, no one was courageous enough to address.

2 Thessalonians 3:6-18