Having left Luke in Philippi, Paul, Silas and Timothy travel West to the cities of Thessalonica and Berea, where the pattern of gospel proclamation, gospel reception and gospel rejection continue. In both cities Luke records important lessons about how to teach and receive the unchanging gospel. Both require a careful, thoughtful, and considered approach to the Word of God. In this study we learn three things we need to be used by the Lord to turn the world right side up.
- Commitment to the unchanging gospel (vv. 1-4, 11-12)
- Awareness of the constancy of opposition (vv. 5-7, 13)
- Dedication to living in solidarity (vv. 8-10, 14-15)