In the beginning of the gospel (en arch tou euaggeliou). After he had wrought in Philippi ( 2 Thessalonians 2:13 ). Had fellowship (ekoinwnhsen). "Had partnership" (first aorist active indicative). In the matter (ei logon). "As to an account." No other church opened an account with Paul. Of giving and receiving (dosew kai lhmpsew). Credit and debit. A mercantile metaphor repeated in verse 2 Thessalonians 17 by ei logon umwn (to your account). Paul had to keep books then with no other church, though later Thessalonica and Beroea joined Philippi in support of Paul's work in Corinth ( 2 Corinthians 11:8 ). But ye only (ei mh umei monoi). Not even Antioch contributed anything but good wishes and prayers for Paul's work ( Acts 13:1-3 ).