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First Thessalonians

The Book of First Thessalonians in the bible

The book of First Thessalonians was written by the Apostle Paul (who wrote about half of the New Testament). It’s his first letter, or epistle, to the church in the city of Thessalonica.

This is perhaps Paul’s most affectionate letter. He writes as a loving, gentle, and caring father, who is seeking to support and nurture the young church in Thessalonica.

The central theme of Paul’s letter is to encourage this church (and by extension, all followers of Jesus) to stand firm in their faith in the midst of opposition and to continue to grow towards spiritual maturity, that is to pursue a deeper understanding of God and one’s relationship to him.

A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 700-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and numerous books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.

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Peter writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and make a faith that matters. Learn more at https://peterdehaan.com.