1 Thessalonians 3:1-3 – THE PASTOR
Timothy was an associate of the Apostle Paul He was a young pastor whom Paul would send to various churches for special reasons. Paul talks about Timothy is these verses, and shows us some of the qualities that pastors should still show today.
Brother in Christ
Servant (minister) of God
Paul calls him a fellow laborer. He was a fellow laborer of Paul, but also a fellow laborer with the people he served. Today’s pastor is a fellow laborer with other pastors, but also a fellow laborer with his congregation in the mission of spreading the Gospel.
Timothy was to establish and comfort the Thessalonians so that they would not be moved by the afflictions which they faced. The pastor is to establish and comfort the saints today so they will stand firm under