The most important models Paul urges his readers to imitate are those of himself, Christ, and God. He also directs his readers to the behavior of other individuals and occasionally reminds them of the example of other churches. There are also exhortations that his readers become "models" for others to imitate. Questions have been asked regarding the motivation behind Paul’s instruction.
This book is a commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Here the author provides an exegesis of 1 Thessalonians 1:1-4. The author also discusses the main themes of 1 Thessalonians and Paul's relationship with the Thessalonians.
This is the first chapter of a commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians. These books were written to encourage the church in her growth, and to offer guidance around doctrinal issues facing the church, especially regarding the Second Coming. This section focuses on the authorship of 1 Thessalonians, the purpose and occasion for the letter, and a exposition of 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10.