A Community of Disciples
A Community of Disciples who followed Paul’s example, turned from Idols to serve “the Living and True God,” and who were awaiting the return of Jesus from heaven.
“…our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.
So that ye were examples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia…
For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” –I Thess 1:5-10