Being Paul’s first letter to find its way into the canon of Scripture, 1 Thessalonians includes a number of personal insights into his early life in ministry. We see and feel Paul’s heart on several occasions. Although brief (fewer than 90 verses), this letter also outlines such practical matters as a church model worth emulating, a philosophy toward ministry worth following, a commitment to purity worth remembering, a hope of Christ’s coming worth anticipating, and a love for fellow Christians worth duplicating. Let’s pay close attention. This letter is an extremely helpful resource to turn to when any of these areas need to be strengthened.