How can two brief letters to a church in first-century Macedonia speak to us today? John Stott believes that Paul’s letters to the Christians in Thessalonica offer three main guidelines to churches at the end of the twentieth century: * A model for ministry, as Paul’s self-giving, prayerful love for the church challenges Christian leaders. * A vision for the local church, as the apostle touches on evangelism, pastoral care, ethical standards, fellowship, worship, obedience and future hope. * An affirmation of our faith, as he repeatedly turns to the foundation facts that ‘Christ has died, Christ is risen, and Christ will come again’. Characterized by John Stott’s customary clarity and perception, this exposition illuminates aspects of Christian life and service that are at the heart of God’s purposes for his people today. John Stott exercises a popular world-wide ministry as a Bible expositor, mission leader and author. He is Rector Emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, and President of Christian Impact.