Apostle Timothy

Timothy and Paul

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The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians
Chapter 1

Apostle Timothy and Paul Thessalonians Letter

First Epistle to the Thessalonians

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is our very intriguing Apostle Timothy study taking an in depth look into the Apostle Timothy and Paul Thessalonians letter which is called the First Epistle to the Thessalonians. The absolutely exciting Apostle Timothy and Paul message will truly bring a smile to the lips and heart and shine the LIGHT of Truth upon your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk path.

Apostle Timothy and Paul Thessalonians Letter
First Epistle to the Thessalonians

Get out your letter opener, because today we're opening up another letter written by Paul. This is his first epistle to the people of Thessalonica, a city that Paul visited on both his second and third missionary journeys.

This is a relatively short letter from Paul, but don't let the brevity of his words diminish from the importance of them.

Paul and two of his closest companions, Silvanus and Timotheus, also known as Silas and Timothy, are collectively writing this letter, so let's open it up right after this little Daily Bread Crumb. You may have noticed that back in Paul's day, it was proper to sign a letter at the beginning of it, instead of at the end, as we do today.

This seems strange to us, but when you stop and think about it, it makes more sense than the other way around. When you receive a letter, you always go to the end of it to see who it's from anyway (especially when there is no return address). Let's take a look at Paul's letter now.

Apostle Timothy and Paul Thessalonians Study
First Epistle to the Thessalonians Quest

In a nutshell:

From Paul, Silas and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians, which belongs to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be to you and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

We thank God for all of you, keeping you in our prayers, never forgetting your work of Faith and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God our Father, knowing, beloved brethren, your calling from God.

For the Gospel didn't come to you in Word only, but also in power, and from the Holy Ghost, and you were confident that what we taught you is true, because you could tell we are honest people who want the best for you. And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the Word in spite of the trials and persecution you went through, happy to learn of the existence of the Holy Spirit: So that you were examples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

From you, news of the Lord spread out not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place. Your Faith toward God is already reported abroad, so that we don't need to speak any thing. For they themselves (people from other nations) tell us how you welcomed us and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from Heaven, whom He raised from the dead, which is Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

Apostle Timothy and Paul Thessalonians Truth
First Epistle to the Thessalonians Adventure

You bet it must have been talked about. That area of the globe was well known for worshipping idols, so for them to openly accept Jesus the way they did, probably raised a lot of curiosity in other nations, and Paul sounds quite pleased about it, too.

What a great reward that must have been to Paul and his friends, to go to different nations to tell the Good News, and instead, people were telling them that they already heard how the people of Thessalonica had readily believed when the Gospel was brought to them.

You could probably imagine it like a teacher, who's class was prepared for the topic that was going to be taught and was eager to learn all about it.

Not all sitting around with negative attitudes, closed minds and mental blocks, but with their little light bulbs shining in their brains and an anxious to learn type of determination.

Apostle Timothy and Paul Thessalonians Conclusion
First Epistle to the Thessalonians Summary

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