When we experience painful affliction, we often ask, why? At other times, we just give up in despair. Paul felt all this as he wrote to the also troubled Corinthian church. He tells us, through his letter to them, that there is powerful, gospel purpose
Building one another up is rooted in the gospel message—the hope of salvation we have in Christ Jesus. Paul exhorted the Thessalonian church to build one another up in the gospel, and through his letter to them he exhorts us to do the same.