"Good news of your faith and love..."
Text: 1 Thessalonians 3:6
THE MISSION OF TIMOTHY
Paul sent Timothy to Thessalonica to check up on the well-being of the Thessalonians. His task was not without risks. Timothy was not afraid to undertake this task assigned to him.
THE RETURN OF TIMOTHY
The visit of Timothy was not meant to be a prolonged one. He knew that Paul and Silas were anxious about the spiritual state of the Thessalonians. Timothy was soon back with Paul and this prompted the apostle to write the following text.
“But now that Timothy has come to us from you,
and brought us good news of your faith and love,
and that you always have good remembrance of us,
greatly desiring to see us, as we also to see you-”
1 Thessalonians 3:6
1. “But now that Timothy has come to us from you”
a) Timothy had a successful visit in Thessalonica.
b) He had returned to Paul and Silas after this short visit.
2. The news that Timothy brought back
He had good news to report! He reported on two counts: