GOD’S MINISTERS DESIRE GOD’S RESOURCES FOR GOD’S PEOPLE
I. AUTHOR AND ASSOCIATES
What was the nature of their relationship?
Why are all 3 included in the Greeting if Paul wrote the letter?
How were their backgrounds different, yet their mission so unified?
A. Local Identity: “church of the Thessalonians”
B. Universal Identity
1. “in God our Father”
2. “and the Lord Jesus Christ”
Juxtaposing these two references is a strong argument for the deity of Christ.
A. What Resources?
1. “Grace to you”
2. “ and peace”
B. From Whom?
1. “ from God the Father”
2. “ and the Lord Jesus Christ”