I Thessalonians 1:1 – Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I’ve never heard of Silvanus or Timothy getting credit for co-authoring I Thessalonians – but they did. Paul the pastor and leader of these great men is attributed with authoring this epistle. He wrote this epistle with the help of these great men. I don’t know which words they wrote: perhaps they were co-senders; either way they were vital.
There is a lesson to be learned here: kingdom ministry often doesn’t include a spotlight. However, know that even if you don’t get proper credit, you’re still a blessing to the kingdom of God; and that’s all that really matters.
I pastor a great group of people. Our leaders are excelling and growing. I believe in their gifting and ministry. I delegate like the bible teaches us to do. I believe in positioning the people and then turning them loose to use their unique gifting. Continue Reading…