This text is an awkward text for a pastor to preach. Why? Just read it:
–13 But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, & have charge over you in the Lord & give you instruction, 13 & that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.
Seems a bit self serving for a pastor to preach on this text… but it is not at all. Listen to find out why it’s not selfish but loving and kind for a pastor to preach on and encourage the principles contained in this neglected text of Scripture.