Affection, Of Paul For The Church
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For God is my witness, how greatly I long after you all in the affections of Jesus Christ.
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
Besides those things that are outside, that which comes upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affections and mercies, Fulfill you my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherishes her children: So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because you were dear unto us.
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;