Paul wrote to the Thessalonian church to remind them to keep their identity focused on Christ while being surrounded by an assortment of other religious and philosophical beliefs. He wrote to remind them to keep their focus on the hope of simplicity of their salvation and to not get side tracked with various rumors of the end of times. He wrote to encourage them to have the strength and resolve to endure persecution and hard times. Paul wrote to keep them dedicated to the Kingdom of God in the midst of many outside influences and distractions to the faith.
These two letters might just be a “little bit” relevant in 2020, don’t you think?