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1 Thessalonians 2:1-16 Example & Response

God gave us many; now it’s our turn

Paul is taking the Thessalonian readers on a short remembrance trip. He is reminding them of Paul and company’s behavior towards them and their reaction towards the gospel.

Paul and his group came on this second missionary journey with the purpose of spreading the gospel as far and wide as they could. They did not come to get rich or famous. They didn’t go because the gospel was the newest popular thing out there and wanted to ride its wave. They went out of conviction and commitment.

During their travels they did not impose on those they ministered to. They did not ask the new churches to support them. They worked their way across the journey. And they did it with integrity. Read more »