1st & 2nd Thessalonians

1st & 2nd Thessalonians

Established in Grace

2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5 Believers are emboldened to pray because we are established in grace. God chose us (2 Thessalonians 2:13-15) God comforts us (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17) God establishes (2 Thessalonians 3:1-5)

The Interpretation of Prophecy

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Don’t be deceived by speculations about the future. The Source of Alarm (2 Thessalonians 2:1-2) The Signs of the Day of the Lord (2 Thessalonians 2:3-7) The apostasia must take place The man of lawlessness must be revealed The restrainer must be taken out of the way The Suppression of Antichrist (2 Thessalonians 2:8) The Sentence of the Unrighteous (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12) Tools for Interpreting Prophecy: When plain sense makes good sense, seek no other sense. Strive…

Justice and Mercy

2 Thessalonians 1:5-12 The very troubles and afflictions that the world heaps on believers become, under God, the means of making those believers what they ought to be. When we have come to regard suffering in this light, it is not to be thought of as evidence that God has forsaken his people, but as evidence that God is with them.  Leon Morris 3 Realities of Hell: Hell is punishment. Hell is eternal destruction. Hell is separation from God. Hell…

While We Wait

1 Thessalonians 5:16-28God wills for us to grow in holiness. Train your heart (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Test truth claims (1 Thessalonians 5:19-22). Trust God’s faithfulness (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24). Team with the brethren (1 Thessalonians 5:25-28).

Responsibility in the Church

1 Thessalonians 5:12-15 3 Aspects of Responsibility in the Church The responsibility of the shepherds to the sheep The responsibility of the sheep to the shepherds The responsibility of the sheep to the sheep

The Day of the Lord

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Live Expectantly… We have been informed about the Lord’s intervention (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3). We are children of the day (1 Thessalonians 5:4-8). We are destined for salvation from God’s wrath (1 Thessalonians 5:9-11).

Grieving with Hope

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 3 Reasons for hope: Hope in the Resurrection of Christ. Hope of the Return of Christ. Hope of the Reunion of the Saints. Assurances for believers in the midst of grief: We know where they are. We know who they are with. We know we will see them again.

Sanctified Living

1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 Sanctification through Brotherly Love Sanctification through Christian Lifestyle The Christian Lifestyle is demonstrated through Quiet Living The Christian Lifestyle minds its own business The Christian Lifestyle works diligently Brotherly Love and Quiet Living result in new converts

Sanctified Sexuality

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 Sexual Sanctification: Abstain from sexual immorality (1 Thessalonians 4:3) Learn how to control your body (1 Thessalonians 4:4) Refrain from wronging others (1 Thessalonians 4:6) We must obey God’s instruction on sexuality. Because Christ will judge us for taking advantage of others (1 Thessalonians 4:6). ​Because God’s will for us is holiness (1 Thessalonians 4:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:7). Because we reject God when we reject His will (1 Thessalonians 4:8).
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