The Apostle Paul’s first letter to the church at Thessalonica revealed his deep love and concern for the believers there. What characterized this dynamic church that Paul placed them so close to his heart? As Alistair Begg outlines the historical context of the letter, we are introduced to a working, laboring church whose endurance was inspired by hope.
1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace.
2We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly1 mentioning you in our prayers, 3remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
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