1 Thes 3:1-13. Are you standing fast in The Lord? That is the question at the heart of this passage. Paul was concerned, that as the Thessalonians had faced trouble and persecution, that they may have fallen away. He was deeply concerned for them, just as we should be for our brothers. Where are they? Withdrawn? discouraged? disturbed? Will we seek them out, go after them, reach out? Paul expreeses a heart that we all might find to help and encourage one another.