By studying 1st and 2nd Thessalonians (in the EP Study Commentary series), we get to read some of Paul’s first scriptural statements about the glories of Christ. We also notice Paul’s great compassion and love toward this young Thessalonian church, which may have been only six months old when Paul is writing the first letter. Despite being young, the church is doing generally well. Although it is true that there are some difficulties, most of these are caused by those outside the church; some, however, are caused by those inside the church. Robert Cara shows how this has direct and indirect meaning for us today in the 21st century.