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The main highway from Rome to the East passed through the city as well, and the nearby hot springs of Therma were world-famous.

Paul, Silas and Timothy walked into this major port city of 200ꯠ people with a revolutionary message--the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ!

Some Jews became jealous of the number of Gentile converts to Christianity.

Because Thessalonica was a free city, its rulers were eager to avoid any disturbance that would threaten its independence from Rome.

The pledge required of Jason may have included some type of guarantee that Paul and Silas would leave the city.

The Thessalonian church was formed in such circumstances.

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The Thessalonians were known for their diligent work in spreading the gospel and for their endurance under severe trial--all of which were inspired by their faith, love and hope in Jesus Christ.

Acts 17:1-15; 1 Thessalonians 1:1 We boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.

They in turn became a model to the believers in Macedonia and Achaia (vv. Paul gave them an example of holding to the word despite suffering.

This may be a reference to the opposition he experienced while in Thessalonica and later in Berea.