In a world where things change like shifting sands, where Christians are persecuted for their faith, and suffering is inescapable, Christ is the unshakable firm foundation upon which we stand our ground. Maybe you are under attack, enduring a season of hardship and difficulty, or praying for someone who is. Perhaps you are simply facing the pressures of daily life – anxious about uncertainty, overwhelmed by over commitment, or weary and spiritually stale. Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians are the perfect remedy.
Written to a church enduring severe persecution, Paul wanted to not only ground the Thessalonians, but also grow and mature them in their faith in the midst of their suffering. He knew times of tribulation are also times of temptation to give in to compromise or discouragement. By reminding us of the truth about God and what Christ has done for us, Paul encourages us to stand firm and live worthy of our calling – no matter what life throws our way.
Come find hope, encouragement and refreshment in God’s Word to persevere with purpose, confidence hope and peace through the study of Thessalonians.