Authors: Paul, Silas, and Timothy

Setting: circa 50 A.D. (Cf. Acts 17)

                  3 Sabbaths to plant a Church

 Encouragement in Prayer (Chapter 1)

  1. Work of Faith
  2. Labor of Love
  3. Endurance Inspired by Hope

Encouragement through Ministry (2-3)

Encouragement in Common Vision (4:1-14)

  1. In Holiness
  2. In Love
  3. In Work
  4. Encouragement in Hope (4:15-5)