We launch our fall series in 1 Thessalonians, a letter Paul wrote to the church in the Greek city of Thessalonica. Thessalonica was a Macedonian port city conquered by the Roman empire. It was influential, prominent, and trying desperately to prosper under the success of Rome. Paul was preaching in Thessalonica only 3 weeks before he fled under the cover of night. A persecuted church which has deeply embraced the truth of the gospel as preached by Paul. Pastor Nate unpacks the beginning of Paul’s letter to the church.