12Now we ask you, brothers to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
15Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.
16Be joyful always; 17pray continually; 18give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in
Christ Jesus. 19 Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; 20 do not treat propehesies with contempt. 21 Test everything. Hold on to the good. 22 Avoid every kind of evil. 23 May God Himself, the God of peace, sancitfy you through and through.
May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24The One who calls you is faithful and He will do it.
25Brothers, pray for us. 26 Great all the brothers with a holy kiss. 27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers. 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Psalm 16:3 As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.
Bill and Bonnie Collins by a glance were just ordinary people, doing just ordinary duties at church. You know, overseeing the set up for Sunday morning service. Bill would come in early to make sure everything was where it should be. He would prepare communion, run to the back of the stage and turn on the heat if it was cold, turn on the AC in the summer, check the nursery and all the class rooms, makeing sure all is in working order.
Bonnie took care of all Administration, make up flyers, and the tuns of work that goes along with Adminstration duties! One Saturday morning as I was walking toward the building for a meeting, there was Bill hauling the garbage bins back to the building; and Bonnie heading towards him; to haul in the extra bin. The first thought that came to mind was, "Pillars!" These people are the Pillars of the Church; they are the ones who are behind the scene’s making sure everything is in proper order. These things we overlook as we walk in church were done with the love of Christ Jesus, by people who are His Hands and Feet.
When people come to my house, I like to make them feel at home, I spend hours cleaning my house, and preparing meals that make them leave satisfied, joyful, and grateful. Not that I am trying impress, but out of love and respect for my husband. Same goes when we go to church, we are a guest in the Father’s House, treat his servant’s with the highest regard in love, after all, they were chosen by God Himself!