We sent Timothy (1Thess. 3:2)

“We sent Timothy,

Our brother

And deacon for God

In the gospel of Christ,

To strengthen you

And encourage you

For the sake of your faith.”

καὶ ἐπέμψαμεν Τιμόθεον, τὸν ἀδελφὸν ἡμῶν καὶ διάκονον τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν τῷ εὐαγγελίῳ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, εἰς τὸ στηρίξαι ὑμᾶς καὶ παρακαλέσαι ὑπὲρ τῆς πίστεως ὑμῶν

Paul said, We sent (καὶ ἐπέμψαμεν) Timothy (Τιμόθεον), our brother (τὸν ἀδελφὸν ἡμῶν) and deacon of God (καὶ διάκονον τοῦ Θεοῦ) in the gospel of Christ (ἐν τῷ εὐαγγελίῳ τοῦ Χριστοῦ), to strengthen you (εἰς τὸ στηρίξαι ὑμᾶς) and encourage you (καὶ παρακαλέσαι) for the sake of your faith (ὑπὲρ τῆς πίστεως ὑμῶν).”  Paul indicated that he was going to send his good friend Timothy to the Thessalonians.  Timothy was like a brother deacon in the service of God in furthering the gospel of Christ that had not yet been written.  Paul was sending him to strengthen and encourage them in their faith in Jesus Christ.  Has someone ever encouraged you in your faith in Jesus Christ?

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