2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 -
Giving thanks to God vs. Thanks in general to nobody in particular.
Beloved by God vs. Dependent on others' acceptance and love.
God chose you vs. My salvation is up to me.
Set apart by God vs. Nothing to offer or "I'm nothing special."
Belief in Truth vs. Belief in the world or myself.
God called you vs. I deserve it, for good or for bad.
Each of these is the difference between a dependence on myself or a dependence on God. Where is there most hope? What is most truth-filled? What creates most doubt? The church, as imperfect as it is, is still the only place where God chooses to share His gospel of grace with the world.