Our Father God himself, and our Master Jesus, hopefully kept our path straight for you. Hopefully the Master provided more than enough, and went over and above, for you—in love for one another and everyone, just like we
havefor you; in strengthening your blameless hearts with holiness before our Father God— namelyat the secondcoming of our Master Jesus with all his saints. Amen.
—Paul, Silas, and Timothy,
Part of the reason the apostles were anxious for the church—whether in Thessaloniki, in Greece, in the Roman Empire, or anywhere in the world—was because they wanted to see them prepared for when Jesus takes over the world.