“Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess 1:1a).
I love this Macedonian church’s profile! This church existed in two realms simultaneously. They had an earthly address and an eternal one. They were located in the city of Thessalonica and they were also seated in heaven. I’m sure their amazing impact in part resulted from their ability to straddle the two realms seamlessly. People that live on earth from an eternal vantage point are unbeatable. They are heavenly minded and earthly fruitful. The rest of this chapter reveals more. Watch this space