Fitting 1 Thessalonians into the Chronology of Acts  

The best way to understand this assignment is to begin with a map of Paul's 2nd journey. Label the map with the passages in Acts that refer to the events of Paul's 2nd journey at each location.

Then, correlate each of the following passages in 1 Thessalonians with a passage in Acts. That is, find the passage in Acts that describes the same event as the passage in 1 Thessalonians.

Finally, notice in 1 Thess. 3:6 the phrase, "even now." That indicates that what Paul describes in that verse happened in close proximity to the time of the writing of 1 Thessalonians. So, where was Paul when he wrote 1 Thessalonians? You will be able to figure that out by looking at your correlation. What passage in Acts is correlated with 1 Thessalonians 3:6?