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1 Thessalonians
New Testament Overviews
7:18
In this letter, Paul celebrates the church's future hope as they remain faithful to Jesus and flourish in their faith despite persecution.
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Paul encourages the persecuted Thessalonians to look forward with hope to Jesus' return.

From the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, following him as the true King and Messiah meant going against the larger culture. And for many Christians, this caused persecution and conflict in their communities. The church at Thessalonica was facing persecution, but Paul wrote to them to encourage their faithfulness. He also directs them to respond to their persecution with love, meeting opposition with grace and generosity. This way of life is motivated by hope in the coming Kingdom of Jesus that has already begun.

Hope Amidst Hardship

Paul's letter to the Thessalonians celebrates a flourishing church. Despite persecution and suffering, the community of Jesus followers have stood strong in their commitment to Jesus. Paul encourages them further, pointing toward the return of King Jesus, who will set everything right.

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