Thematic Bible: Paul's care of the church


Thematic Bible



"Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.

So although I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of the offender nor for the sake of the one offended, but that your earnestness on our behalf might be made known to you in the sight of God.

Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches.

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;

I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.