Affection, Of Paul For The Church
Most Relevant Verses
For God is my witness how much I long for all of you with the compassion that the Messiah Jesus provides.
My children, I am suffering birth pains for you again until the Messiah is formed in you.
Therefore, if there is any encouragement in the Messiah, if there is any comfort of love, if there is any fellowship in the Spirit, if there is any compassion and sympathy, then fill me with joy by having the same attitude, sharing the same love, being united in spirit, and keeping one purpose in mind.
even though as apostles of the Messiah we might have made such demands. Instead, we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother tenderly caring for her own children. We cared so deeply for you that we were determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but our very lives. That is how dear you were to us.
This is the reason I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah,
Therefore, because I have heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I never stop giving thanks for you as I mention you in my prayers.