Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. The path of the just is as the shining light, which shines more and more unto the perfect day. Support for this comes from timelines given in the book acts which have been coupled with accounts of roman and jewish history. Dr beale does a nice job expounding and applying 1 and 2 thessalonians. Also, select the version and then click the search the bible button. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading 1 2 thessalonians ivp new testament commentary book. With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our god may make. Such was the care and love he, with silas and timothy, had for them. In the former letter to the church of thessalonica, the apostle had dwelt, in evermemorable wordswhich sound like a prelude of the trump of godon the coming of christ at the end to judge. Best commentaries and books on 1 thessalonians logos. Enduring word bible commentary 2 thessalonians chapter 1. This summary of the book of 2 thessalonians provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of 2 thessalonians. This is a good commentary to be used in conjunction with a more significant and academic exegetical work like gene greens commentary or the soon to be released tome by jeffrey weima in the becnt. Watch our overview video on 2 thessalonians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought.
In the former letter to the church of thessalonica, the apostle had dwelt, in evermemorable wordswhich sound like a prelude of the. In the former letter to the church of thessalonica, the apostle had dwelt, in evermemorable wordswhich sound like a prelude of the trump of godon the coming of christ at the end to judge the world, and to gather his servants into his rest. Listen to pastor robert furrow as he continues his commentary on 2 thessalonians picking up today in chapter 1, verse 1. Weima begins with the historical background of the letters. Thanksgiving and prayer 3 we ought always to thank god for you, brothers and sisters, b and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. It is asserted that paul could not have written 2 thessalonians since its eschatology is contradictory to that in 1 thessalonians.
D 51 or 52, paul addresses some misconceptions from his letter in i thessalonians. I will speak of this letter as though it had chapters. The first letter 1 thessalonians was written to a community of believers who had been christians for only a short period of time, probably no more than a few months. In 1 thessalonians, paul directs the persecuted thessalonian christians to.
They thought it had come already so they stopped with. This idea has a strong tie to the book of revelation, as the gospel of jesus christ is the good news that he brought. One way to introduce a sermon series from 1 and 2 thessalonians is through a book s sermon. No other writings of paul provide a greater insight into his missionary methods and message as 1 and 2 thessalonians, says leon morris. Silas and timothy are included in the greeting 2 thessalonians 1.
So, they with paul, silas and timothy were all in gods family. He then comforts them under their afflictions and persecutions 2 thessalonians 1. Yet most people today have never heard of john gill. From 19771992 he was the pastor of lake gregory community church in crestline, california. He then comforts them under their afflictions and persecutions and tells them what his prayers were to god for them. Commendation and comfort in the face of persecution 2 thes. Introduction to 2 thessalonians bible exposition commentary. If there is any good in us, it is owing to the good pleasure of his goodness, and therefore it is called grace. Prophecy can be fulfilled very quickly, and god is busy laying the groundwork for the fulfillment of these endtime prophecies. K download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. He then comforts them under their afflictions and persecutions and tells them what his prayers were to god for them v. Despite such ominous beginnings, a strong church was established in thessalonica cf. After the introduction the apostle begins this epistle with an account of his high esteem for these thessalonians.
Serve the lord prayerfully, out of godly character, joyfully in his power, and for his glory. The paperback bible presents the bible by the book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. We learn from the book of acts that during pauls stay in the city of thessalonica, he preached in a jewish synagogue on three successive sabbath days. The writer of this letter used the same style as 1 thessalonians and other letters that paul wrote. We have enlisted hundreds of friends biblical scholars, theologians, homileticians and pastors dedicated to the craft of biblical preaching to provide you timely, compelling and trustworthy content. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the jews. Daily verse and comment, and have biblical truth delivered to your inbox.
I want to thank my mother, emmy cara, for raising me in a. This verse is similar to pauls salutation in 1 thessalonians 1. Although 1 and 2 thessalonians are two distinct epistles, it is possible to introduce both epistles in one sermon. Verses 1112 in these verses the apostle again tells the thessalonians of his. The letters called epistles from paul to thessalonica, which included i thessalonians and ii thessalonians were probably two of the earliest letters paul had written which was around a.
The church in thessalonica still had some misconceptions about the day of the lord. Preaching from 1 and 2 thessalonians preaching source. A free bible commentary on the first letter to the thessalonians in easyenglish. To read in another version or listen to the portion of scripture click here. To this end also we pray for you always, that our god will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power, so that the name of our lord jesus will be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our god and the lord jesus christ. Paul thought of himself as a father to them 1 thessalonians 2. In pauls day, the region in which thessalonica was located was known as macedonia. Steve served as the pastor of flagstaff christian fellowship from may, 1992 through his retirement in december, 2018. Jeffrey weima provides an indepth look at two of pauls most intriguing letters. Study the bible online using commentary on 2 thessalonians 1 and more. Looked at from the earthward side, we find the believers suffering in chapter 1, shaken from their composure in chapter 2, and slackening in their responsibilities in chapter 3. Outline of 2 thessalonians it is our sincere desire that this outline of 2 thessalonians will assist you in your investigation of gods holy word his personal letter to you. The book of 2 thessalonians was written shortly after the book of 1 thessalonians, probably within a few months.
An exegetical and devotional commentary related media. The international standard bible encyclopaedia states. He saw the need to do a follow up letter to correct false doctrines about the day of the lord as some had thought it had already occurred. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in jesus christ. Here we see paul the missionary at paul the pastor, faithfully proclaiming the gospel of god, concerned for the welfare of his converts, scolding them, praising them, guiding them exhorting them, teaching them. Grace to you and peace 1 paul, silvanus, and timothy, to the assembly of the thessalonians in god our father, and the lord jesus christ. To this end also we pray for you always, that our god will. That our god would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfull all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power. The apostle sets forth how the gospel was brought and preached to the thessalonians, in consequence of his being persecuted at philippi, 1, 2. Woven by the careful hands of a tentmaker, 2 thessalonians adorns the new testament like a literary tapestry. Like 1 thessalonians, this letter is from paul, silas and timothy. It had already been the recipient of an earlier letter first thessalonians. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the word of god.
Watch our overview video on 1 thessalonians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Check out this summary and commentary and the book of i thessalonians. No new subjects are introduced in the second letter, and it was written only weeks or a few months after the first letter. Read 2 thessalonians 1 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. World wide study bible 2 thessalonians 1 christian. A major area that separates those who are being saved from those who are perishing is the love of the truth. Though paul wrote these words nearly two thousand years ago, we should do not let anybody deceive us. Second thessalonians is the ninth of pauls letters. Thessalonica was and still is an important seaport about 185 miles 300 km north of athens. Enduring word bible commentary 2 thessalonians chapter 2. Paul, and silvanus, and timotheus, unto the church of the thessalonians in god our father and the lord jesus christ.
He provides with an overview of ancient thessalonica and the founding of the thessalonian. David guzik commentary on 2 thessalonians 1 talks about the persecuted thessalonians, and how it set the righteousness of god on display. The manner in which the apostles preached, the matter of their doctrine, and the tenor of their lives, 3 11. David guzik commentary on 2 thessalonians 1 talks about the persecuted thessalonians, and how. When everything is in place, it will happen swiftly. The working preacher team believes that god uses good biblical preaching to change lives. We beseech you, by the coming of our lord jesus christ as you look for christs second coming, and expect comfort from it. Working preacher is a ministry brought to you by luther seminary. In the top box type the book of the bible and the chapter e. The book of 2 thessalonians was likely written in ad 5152. Verses 1112 in these verses the apostle again tells the thessalonians of his earnest and constant prayer for them.
Nov 17, 2016 watch our overview video on 1 thessalonians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Verse one greets the church of the thessalonians in god our father and the lord jesus christ, verse two. Such sins were common in the city in which they lived. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real meaning behind gods word using john gills. Walvoord, one of evangelicalisms most prominent leaders, and mark hitchcock, todays leading bible prophecy expert, guide you through the prophecy and exhort believers on practical matters such as moral purity, disciplined living, church relationships, prayer and church discipline. He also collaborated with paul on the first letter to the thessalonians 1 thessalonians 1.1043 767 1375 518 105 206 1290 464 522 1031 544 1230 1357 1318 776 876 870 406 612 523 1352 1464 675 792 934 230 87 478 613 134 359