Checklist for Encouragers
1. Faithfulness to the Lord (1:1-3:13)
2. Watchfulness for the Lord (4:1-5:28)
Paul and his companions were faithful to bring the gospel to the Thessalonians in the midst of persecution. The Thessalonians had only recently become Christians, and yet they had remained faithful to the Lord, despite the fact that the apostle were not with them. Others have been faithful in bringing God's Word to us. We must remain faithful and live in the expectation that Christ will return at any time.