Before this series began, I studied my way through 1 and 2 Thessalonians and began to draft a preaching calendar. I confess that, as I initially prepared that calendar, I looked at this passage and wondered “What am I going to say about this?” At first glance, this passage is pretty straightforward. He missed the Thessalonians, so he sent Timothy to see them, and then he was encouraged! And that’s interesting, historical information. But I wondered how relevant it would be for us today.
Can I tell you something? I was dead wrong! This text is so obviously RELEVANT! There is so much here for us today.
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13