The Thessalonian church held a tender place in Paul’s heart because of their working faith. In his first letter to them, he emphasized the life-changing Gospel as the ground for godly living and corporate worship. When the Thessalonians came to believe in Jesus Christ through Paul’s preaching, they experienced God’s power to live holy lives that pleased and glorified Him.
In volume two of this series, Alistair Begg teaches that believers today, like the Thessalonian Christians, are to live in a manner that pleases God. Everything we do should be done with an eye to God’s glory. In practical terms, this means living with purity in a licentious culture, living with love in a malicious culture, and living with hope in a hopeless culture. As we look forward to our future with the Lord, we are to walk faithfully in eager expectation of His coming.