Home Church Suffolk

This time of lockdown has been challenging for us all. The restrictions have changed our way of living and kept us apart from family and friends and our communities.

A letter by the Apostle Paul found in the New Testament is called 1 Thessalonians. Paul had left Thessalonica after a rather brief stay and recent converts were left with little external support in the midst of persecution.

Paul’s purpose in writing this letter was to encourage the new converts and give reassurance. Despite their suffering and hardship, they were doing well because the Holy Spirit was taking care of them all.

At the beginning of the letter, he writes: “We always thank God for all of you, remembering you in our prayers and continually recalling before our God and Father your work of faith, your labor of love, and your enduring hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”

How precious are these three enduring qualities of faith, love and hope? We have all seen and heard stories of these qualities been shown in many acts over the last year: works of faith, labours of love, and endurance of hope throughout the whole of our UK.

In 1 Corinthians 13:13, the Bible says: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love; but the greatest of these is love.”

Homechurch meets at 10am on Sundays at St Mary’s Hall on Silverdale Avenue. Covid-19 precautions are in place. For further information ring
07909 139172.

Pastor John Lander

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