Thessalonica was the metropolis and most populous city of Macedonia, a centre for both inland and maritime trade. Berea was a smaller town some sixty miles to the south-west.
- What do we learn from Paul’s visits and preaching at Thessalonica and Berea about:
(a) the places where he preached,
(b) the features of his preaching,
(c) his chief message,
(d) those who believed, and € the persecution that arose?
The same events are written about by Paul in 1 Thess. 1:1-2:16.
Do you realize that opportunities for strategic Christian witness may last only a short time?
What ought you to do?
- Verses 11, 12. How are those who attended the Jewish synagogue in Berea described, and why are they commended?
Are these features found in your life and Bible study?