In drawing this letter to conclusion, Paul's primary concern is to issue a number of specific injunctions that will help the believers in Thessalonica to understand how they can live out their faith in Community so that they will become known as a Community that reflects that values of the Gospel. We identify 3 sections: 1) Love and Respect your Leaders; 2) Live out your Faith Together - including 5 pastoral injunctions, 3 'all the time' practices and 5 instructions about being a Spirit-led community; and 3) Let God do His Work in You. The strong reminder at the end of this letter is that we do not become pure and blameless in this world by trying harder; instead we become more like Jesus as we grow to love and honor Him more and more and allow Him to do the work of making us holy! May this be our experience together!
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