Brothers, pray for us. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.
I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.
The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
For every christian to
hear this letter, it had to be read in a public meeting-there were not
enough copies to circulate. We want to make sure that eveyone had the opportunity to hear
this message because he was answering important questions and offering needed
encouragement. (myself as a called apostle of Christ and faithful minister)
The Thessalonians Church had been through so much and they needed help and
encouragement and the persecution they faced and the temptations of their pagan culture
infiltrated inside the church with young and older members and ways that were potential
problems for weaker vessels of faith.
We need to encourage to strengthen their faith and bolster their resistance to
and temptations. We too have a responsibility to help new believers and to
make sure they continue in their faith in Christ and don't become sidetracked with
wrong beliefs and practices.
Do NOT put out the Spirit's fire, do not treat prophecies
with contempt nor do you muzzle the
ox when it is treading out the grain.
For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.