1 Thessalonians 3:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 3:8-11
For which cause, forbearing no longer, we thought it good to remain at Athens alone.
And we sent Timothy, our brother and the minister of God in the gospel of Christ, to confirm you and exhort you concerning your faith:
Because now we live, if you stand in the Lord.
For what thanks can we return to God for you, in all the joy wherewith we rejoice for you before our God,
Night and day more abundantly praying that we may see your face and may accomplish those things that are wanting to your faith?
Now God himself and our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.