(2Th 1:1-2) A greeting from Paul and his associates. The Christians in Thessalonica were still baby Christians when Paul wrote 2 Thessalonians. The calling is to see Him glorified in us at His coming. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Scripture 2 Thessalonians Sort Bible Verse. There was circulating in the Thessalonian church a letter or report, purported to have come from Paul, which was inclined to disturb the Christians. General Epistles Book of 2 Thessalonians. For example, during World War II at the time of the blitz in Britain, some of the British ministers who were conservative in their faith came to the conclusion that they had entered the Great Tribulation and that the church was going to go through it. curseof11. DAVID MALICK. They believe that God’s love and His judgment contradict each other. Audio and manuscripts are available for each lesson. In the fourth chapter the church has been removed from the earth, and nothing is left but an empty shell of an organization that has a form of godliness but denies the power of it. 2 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter —asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. c. So that we ourselves: This “is a very emphatic expression, much more emphatic than we would have expected in such a connection. Which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God: God’s righteous judgment was at work among the Thessalonians, beginning at the house of God (1 Peter 4:17), and purifying them as followers of Jesus. ii. iv. But the time of persecution would not last. i. Paul’s wording here is strong. ), Of all the sad surprises ii. 1st & 2nd Thessalonians… for Kids is the perfect companion for children to use alongside the Love God Greatly 1st & 2nd Thessalonians… women’s study journal. 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Well, he is living in California now, and one day we were having lunch together with a mutual friend who was a layman, who had bought us big T–bone steaks. Don't be confused about "the Day of the Lord." But they were confused until they received this letter from Paul. A day of rest is promised for every believer. Major Prophets Paul attempts to allay their fears by writing this epistle and stating definitely that “our gathering together unto him” is yet future (2 Thess. Minor Prophets Route 66: Unit 11/Lessons 49-51 "Building on Christ's Foundation" 60 Terms. Some of the theologians really have made it complicated—so complicated that I wonder if they are trying to establish some kind of a theory. This web page contains lesson plans for an eight-week Bible Study. Paul’s prayer was that the worthiness of Jesus may be accounted to the Thessalonian Christians. 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With treading in the darkness When Paul first came to Thessalonica, Silas came with him (Acts 17:1-9), so the Thessalonians knew Silvanus well. ii. Wisdom Literature The New Testament Poetical Books Timothy was a resident of Lystra, a city in the province of Galatia (Acts 16:1-3). -------------------- Nothing must be said more about its horrors, other than hell will be completely devoid of God and every aspect of His character, except one: His unrelenting holy justice. They were looking for their Messiah to come and establish a kingdom here upon this earth—which would be heaven upon earth. 2 Thessalonians . Pauline Epistles 1 Thessalonians 2:7-13 “Some sermons don’t have enough gospel in them to make soup for a sick grasshopper.” –Attributed to “a great Methodist evangelist” in the South. With Silvanus, Timothy was also a collaborator on Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 1:1). Interactive Bible study with John Piper. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point This faith and love, thriving in the midst of persecutions and tribulations, made Paul boast of the Thessalonians to other churches. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. He was the son of a Greek father (Acts 16:1), and a Jewish mother named Eunice (2 Timothy 1:5). It happens by His power, favor, and acceptance in work in us, moving along our will and cooperation. Solid Joys. a. b. Using the scripture study helps (such as footnotes, the Guide to the Scriptures, or the Topical Guide), find another scripture that teaches about the Apostasy. And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith. This is called the revelation. The New Testament Prophets [A previous revision of this page can be found here]. The Gospels The organized church will be in total apostasy. Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. a. Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy: Paul traveled with these men and together they contributed to this letter. Pauline Epistles 2. You see, at the Rapture, the emphasis is not upon His coming to earth, because He doesn’t come to the earth. Poetical Books 2); and Paul’s exhortation to the church (ch. 5, 6, and it has the idea of a firm administration of unwavering justice.” (Morris) The idea is the application of full justice on the offender; nothing more and nothing less. This surpasseth conception!’ Every saint will be a wonder to himself. In the time gap between these two events will be the Great Tribulation period. Wisdom Literature “The perpetual duration of this death is proved from the fact that its opposite is the glory of Christ. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. But God’s judgment is based on the great spiritual principle that it is a righteous thing with God to repay those who do evil. Paul says that the outward organization of the professing church is going to go into total apostasy. General Epistles Pentateuch This is confirmed in the Book of Revelation. Wisdom Literature Major Prophets We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure. 4:17). While he was ministering at Corinth, he wrote these letters to encourage the young believers there. Wisdom Literature For the persecutors, those who do not know God, and those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus, that will be a day of vengeance and everlasting destruction. i. Paul knew what it was like to be transformed from a persecutor to the persecuted. a. He believed the testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and it changed his life. Study by Pastor John Brackbill at The Bible Church of Port Washington Preparatory Reading for this study: 2. Second Thessalonians may be divided into three major sections: Paul’s encouragement in persecution (ch. i. Silvanus (also known as Silas) was a long and experienced companion of Paul. The Old Testament It is not only a pleasurable exercise, but it is the absolute duty of the Christian life to praise God.” (Spurgeon). Apr 7, 2015. 2 Thessalonians 1 Study Notes; 2 Thessalonians 2 Study Notes; 2 Thessalonians 3 Study Notes; FRANK DENNISON. “His verb for ‘groweth exceedingly’ is an unusual one (here only in the Greek Bible), and gives the thought of a very vigorous growth.” (Morris), iii. We can see a statement like 2 Thessalonians 1:6 in much the same context as those passages in the Psalms where the writer happily wishes ill upon his enemies – they are a prayer of entrusting the judgment of these enemies to God, instead of personally taking the initiative. -------------------- Designed for use with 1 & 2 Thessalonians Video Study (sold separately). The Christians in Thessalonica were still baby Christians when Paul wrote 2 Thessalonians. The Man of Lawlessness. b. -------------------- ©2013 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission The judgment of God means that there is nothing unimportant in my life. His first letter to them had given rise to further questions, and Paul is attempting to answer them in his second letter. A greeting from Paul and his associates. The tribulation upon these persecutors of God’s people is not like a purifying fire. Major Prophets To be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe: For the persecuted saints, those who believe, they will have God glorified in them on that Day, and they will see and admire Jesus more than ever. He also collaborated with Paul on the first letter to the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 1:1). Johannine Writings -------------------- b. Include this book in your study of prophecy to fully understand what God says about the last days. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, Patience and faith in all... persecutions and tribulations, Which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, evidence of the righteous judgment of God, To repay with tribulation those who trouble you, those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus, To be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, Because our testimony among you was believed, That our God would count you worthy of this calling, fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness, According to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Jeremiah 41-45 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), The Person of the Holy Spirit (Chuck Smith), Ezekiel 36:26-38; 37:1-28 (Chuck Missler). 2. You are bound by the bonds of his love as long as you live to bless his name. That our God would count you worthy of this calling: God gives Christians a high calling, mentioned in the previous sentence. Because your faith grows exceedingly: Paul thanked God because the Thessalonians had: i. You can also get the pdf by clicking here. A Study in 2 Thessalonians : Lesson #2 Understanding the Day of Christ (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3) In this lesson we will look at the Day of Christ and the other things mentioned in the first few verses of 2 Thessalonians chapter 2. c. To repay with tribulation those who trouble you: God was also shown as righteous when those who persecuted the Thessalonians were repaid with tribulation according to their evil works. Which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels. 1. Precept Upon Precept. practical application 1. 1); Paul’s explanation of the day of the Lord (ch. Luke-Acts The Thessalonian believers thought they had entered the Great Tribulation period, and ever since that time folk who have gone through persecutions and tribulations have believed that they were in the Great Tribulation period. It is meet and comely that you should do so. A. We usually think that God is absent when we suffer, and that our suffering calls God’s righteous judgment into question. B. Luke-Acts Paul strongly maintains that his words had not been too strong.” (Morris), ii. We live worthy of His call when we fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness, living lives touched by His goodness, and displaying His goodness. Below is the text of October’s Men’s and Women’s Fellowship Bible study of 1 Thessalonians 1. -------------------- In this newly updated Bible study guide you can explore Scripture under John Stott's guidance. i. Morris cites Bicknell: “The Greek makes it plain that the Father and Christ are one source. An Introduction To Second Thessalonians On a step that isn't there. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 3:1-9 background notes 1. Grow up to it, and when you have grown up to it, grow more.”. Prophets GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point In Luke 18:8 the Lord asked, “… when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” The way the question is couched in the Greek it demands a negative answer. I could not have imagined my Lord to be so good and gracious.’ ” (Spurgeon). Please click on the number of the chapter that you wish to study We live worthy of His call when we fulfill... the work of faith with power, believing on Jesus and seeing His work done all around us by faith. Thru the Bible Commentary, Vol. Participants will be encouraged as they listen to Levi's teachings and, through the accompanying study guide, challenged to study the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians during the forty days of this course. They reveal the Apostle Paul's heart and passion as he seeks to guide this congregation towards health and balance. i. He was only in the city a short time because he was forced out by enemies of the Gospel. of Scripture. In the fiery furnace, the three Jewish young men were completely comfortable, as long as the Lord was with them in the fire (Daniel 3). c. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Paul brought his customary greeting to the Thessalonian Christians, hailing them in the grace and peace of God the Father. Major Prophets -------------------- i. Christ said that there is coming a small interval which will be blocked off by “… such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matt. In 1 and 2 Thessalonians you'll learn important truths about Christ's coming -- specifically regarding the rapture and the Antichrist. 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Title: In the Greek New Testament, 2 Thessalonians is listed as “To the Thessalonians”.This represents the Apostle Paul’s second canonical correspondence to the fellowship of believers in the city of Thessalonica (compare 1:1). This period has been so clearly identified by Christ that there is no reason for getting panicky and for being stampeded into an unwarranted position. Everlasting destruction: We must not be moved from the idea that the punishment of the wicked is everlasting. 49: 1 & 2 Thessalonians. But the Kingdom of Heaven which Jesus talked about is the reign of the heavens over the earth, because this earth is going to become a heaven when He is here. Paul’s authorship of 2 Thessalonians has been questioned more often than that of 1 Thessalonians, in spite of the fact that it has more support from early Christian writers. 3. doctrinal / teaching points 1. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. -------------------- Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. These ten studies on Paul's letters to the Thessalonians open our minds to the truth, lift our hearts to hope, and cause us to worship our faithful, victorious God. Home >> Bible Studies >> Thessalonians >> 2 Thessalonians 1 These small group studies of Thessalonians contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. According to 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 there are now still hindrances which retain Antichrist's appearing: the Holy Spirit and the blessed effects of Christendom. It is not wrong for God to take vengeance; we understand this when we understand what the word means in the ancient Greek language. 3. 1:24, 26, 28).” (Morris). GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point This multi-part expository study of the second epistle to the Thessalonians was preached at Flagstaff Christian Fellowship beginning in 2017. Download all audio. Perfecting Faith (1 Thessalonians 3:9-13) 6. To the church of the Thessalonians: Paul himself founded the church in Thessalonica on his second missionary journey (Acts 17:1-9). Historical Books We live worthy of His call when we are glorified in Him, when He alone is our source of glory and exaltation, and who we are in Jesus is more important than who we are in anything else. The fires of persecution and tribulation were like the purifying fires of a refiner, burning away the dross from the gold, bringing forth a pure, precious metal. We’re on a mission to change that. Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! The hope of the Old Testament saints was an earthly hope. Historical Books “A world in which justice was not done at last would not be God’s world at all.” (Hiebert). General Epistles Bible Verse; Newest; Oldest; Most Viewed ... 2 Thessalonians 2:9–12. About Donate. Encouragement for persecuted Christians. (2Th 1:3-4) Paul’s thanks and boasting about the Thessalonians. We live worthy of His call when the name of our Lord Jesus Christ is glorified in us. 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