2nd Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12

Thoughts for reflection:  By the time 2nd Thessalonians was written, the church in Thessalonica had taken hold and was growing.  Paul transitions in this second letter to commending them for the hardships they are now facing from their surrounding community, which he himself had once experienced.

What is a stumbling block to your faith that you continue to struggle with?  Why do you think this is the case?  What could you do differently to face this challenge that you have not previously done?