The Church Under the Smile of God

1 Thessalonians 5:11-15
From an American, democratically-oriented standpoint, the issue of authority is sometimes a touchy one. This section of Paul’s letter expounds the relationships between leaders in the local church and those they serve. We also see some very important things about the mutual interaction of God’s people, and how these two work properly together, so that God’s people may display His glory by living life and flourishing under His loving smile.