Martin 1Chandler MartinMs. SchefstadLife of Paul6 December 20131 ThessaloniansThanksgiving for the Thessalonians’ FaithThis letter begins with a basic greeting from Paul, Silas, and Timothy to the church of theThessalonians. From this information, I now know who wrote the letter and who the letter wasaddressed. As Paul writes this letter, he goes on to tell the Thessalonians that he is praying forthem always, remembering their labor of love, work of faith, and patience of hope in the LordJesus. As the Thessalonians go through many afflictions, Paul continues to praise them for beingoutstanding examples of their faith in God in Macedonia, Achaia, and every place they go. Paulcontinuously preaches to the Thessalonians. He praises them for turning away from idol worshipto worshiping the one true God. He also praises them since they are now waiting for the comingof Jesus, the one who God raised from the dead, and the one who delivers them from the wraththat is to come.Paul’s Ministry in Thessalonica and Paul’s Longing to See the ThessaloniansIn chapter two of Paul’s letter, he continues to speak to the Thessalonians even though hisbrothers were being treated terribly at a place called Philippi. Paul reminds them that he had beenchosen by God and entrusted to teach the Gospel, not for the sake of pleasing men, but forpleasing God. Paul, Silas and Timothy never wanted the glory of men, but the glory of God.