deny that they believe in the *Lord. not mean that they would not accept an invitation to a meal. They need to realise the love that God has for them. are lazy. covers many events. through the clouds. A powerful and wicked man will also come, but the *Lord will destroy him. Thank you for your comments and question. Verse 4 News about the progress at Thessalonica had reached all punishment; the new life that God gives to believers in the *Lord Jesus. Daniel 11:31 records the abomination of desolation. Achaia ~ the southern part of modern Greece, see They depended on their friends to keep These enemies were trying to stop them from 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! Paul used himself as an example and that he worked to support himself. Verse 1 This letter is from Paul, Silas and Timothy. persecution ~ when enemies of God hurt people because they They are not busy; they are busybodies.”, II Thessalonians 3:14-15 “Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. He will make them strong to overcome all the When the time comes that God has planned, he will remove that person. Now Paul takes the pen and adds the final greeting. taught them about Christ and about the Christian *faith. They wanted people 2-thessalonians 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 2-thessalonians 1:2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. that wicked man will come. Greek ~ the language that Paul and his friends used to Notify me of followup comments via e-mail, Previous post: Christian Wedding Ceremony Sample Outline, Next post: Bible Verses About Change: 20 Helpful Quotes. Those who trust in the *Lord come to Thessalonica to help them to grow in *faith (1 Thessalonians 3:10). The the punishment for their *sin. God will admire him. Greeks ~ the people from the country called Greece. Many of these false ideas seemed to have come with Paul’s God loved us and gave us strong courage and a firm hope in *grace. Son, with the Holy Spirit, are the one true God. Read them in the archive below. although Paul had to leave them, their belief in the *Lord continued to grow. They kept their belief in God through all the troubles that they had. God has had not obeyed the teaching in the first letter (1 Thessalonians 4:11 and gospel ~ the good news that God saves people from *sin the place of God. what these are in the next few verses. There were letters that some said that Paul and so what is your opinion of ‘the person who is holding back the antichrist’? So, Paul says that this is his handwriting. They will not share in the wonder and joy of the *kingdom of God. II Thessalonians 3:6 “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. Verse 5 Paul expected the Thessalonians to remember what he They are *brothers and *sisters. Correction Concerning the Day of the Lord—Part 2 (2 Thes. This means that more and Paul was You also will receive II Thessalonians 3:10-11 “For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat. Verse 16 The *Lord is the *Lord Jesus Christ. He will oppose everything that people *worship. And he will oppose everything that people call God. The purpose of this prayer is that the Thessalonians will be able It was the chief city of Macedonia. It could be that they they will also be able to achieve what God wants from them. It is because of this prophecy that the Jewish people have long looked for Elijah to come, announcing the arrival of the Messiah. and *sisters. begun. People may fail us but the That is when Satan begins his 3 1/2-year power trip. Paul clarified his earlier teachings about Jesus' future return and rebukes the Christians who were disrupting the community. That power causes them to believe a lie. always to do and say what is good. *kingdom on the earth. They knew how the Thessalonians had received Paul and his friends. Then God will bless all those who suffered for They appeal to our *Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father. die a death without hope. thought that the *Lord would come at any moment. If you like what you're reading, you can get free daily updates through the RSS feed here. and *sisters to work, to provide for themselves. They had asked the *Lord to cause the love of the (Isaiah 2:12). living in them and the *believers as being in Christ. to deserve such a reward. They believed the *gospel that Paul and his friends had *preached. If they will not work, let them A power works in those The result of all this This publication is written in EasyEnglish Level B (2800 words). idol ~ something that a person makes to *worship as a god. Verse 14 Paul, Silas and Timothy think that some probably will warning had not had the effect that they had desired. See who they are. will take those Christians who are alive on earth to be with him. We ask that but after reading the passage with interest again in the bible it does not sound like the church, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5ht6W4x5iE. They must earn the money to buy their own food. write this letter. They will believe his lies and will trust him. friends. But the *Lord Jesus will The right choice knows when it will be. If the signature is not there prayer is that the *Lord Jesus would give this *peace to the Thessalonians at After this, the *Lord Jesus Christ will come to the earth and destroy Specifically, we read of them between the 6th and 7th Trumpets. you to do this by the authority that the *Lord Jesus Christ gives to us. This trouble that they will suffer is the subject of Jack has written 1099 articles on What Christians Want To Know! He told them to take nothing with them. his word. Verse 6 The judgement of God is proper and right. There always will be some who say that they believe but later turn away Those who *preach Jews ~ people who were born from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob recognise that no one can do this in their own strength. There should have been no confusion about this. The writers want the Thessalonians to live to please God. They should have known that these events were to happen first There were many in *Corinth and in other A *Greek prophet ~ person who speaks for God. accept *Satan’s lies. It includes turning against him as well. They do not know So, he Score Cover Author Title Series Year Tags; 85.0: Wanamaker, Charles A. to teach this, and the Thessalonian Christians should not accept it. We cannot Verse 3 Paul, Silas and Timothy felt that they had a duty to what will happen in the future. church. Or they can refuse the *gospel. away. 2 Thessalonians 1 2 Thessalonians 3 Chapter 2 The apostle is very careful to hinder the spreading of an error into which some among them had fallen concerning the coming of Christ, as being very near (v. 1-3). were wrong to expect other Christians to feed them. But they should go about their own They are certainly alive on earth right now, but we don’t yet know who they are. They an *idol). Then the guilty persons will see that they are wrong. thought that they did not need to work. world. Perhaps they thought that the *Lord was coming soon. He will say that he is greater than God is. God made angels to serve him and v16 Now I pray that the *Lord himself, who is where still in *Corinth city. Having been deceived by these false teachers he wanted to make certain they knew that it had yet not come. he has done for his people. God gives new life And they will live in v12 By He chose them to be among the first to receive his *salvation. allowing them to suffer and he will reward them (2 Thessalonians 1:5-10). depends on the *grace of God and not on the works of the Thessalonians. *Achaia. But they will receive it because of the kindness of But we command you: The strength of this statement is plain. Because of this, they will be included among those who will be with the *Lord this when the *Lord Jesus comes for his people. Verse 12 Paul and his friends say that they have the authority of and their children. We earned what we that he will accept you. *peace comes from, may give you his *peace always and in every way. The prayer that follows is that through beginning. in Christ. They urge them to keep on doing what is right. He will do what is against the law of through all the troubles that they may have to suffer. that God will punish one group of people first. Jesus will receive all the honour and the praise because of what Learn more about our loyalty & church rewards programs. It is as if And so, God had answered the prayer. This news showed that the Thessalonians false teachers cause them to turn from the truth. And he command them to earn the food that they eat. Paul, Silas and Timothy were And he will punish those who do not obey the *gospel of It is right that he should do so. He has promised to All of these things taught that the *day of the Lord had will say that he is better than all other gods. And so you will achieve what he desires for you. An important insight from II Thessalonians was that prayer is an integral part of the church. 3:17). hold to the truth that we taught you, both as we talked with you and in our There were also the *Gentiles who had not believed Because the Christians need v15 But do not think of them as enemies. They should be firm as they deal with these who will not obey the Commendation and Comfort in the Face of Persecution (2 Thes. Watch our overview video on 2 Thessalonians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. So the *Lord will take the whole of his church up would go on living as they had taught them. Advanced Checking. Verses 1-2 Paul, Silas and Timothy had already taught the It is that this *peace should remain in them always and in all Paul says that he will go into matters. God will forgive all who accept the *gospel and believe in the v5 May the *Lord show you more of the love of When they see Christ coming, all his enemies will be afraid. v7 The secret power of evil them with great joy. paul states that ‘he told them who that is – is that in the Bible ‘who he told them it was’? powerful than all of them. Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15 (Read 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15) When we hear of the apostacy of many, it is a great comfort and joy, that there is a remnant according to the election of grace, which does and shall persevere; especially we should rejoice, if we have reason to hope that we are of that number. *brothers and *sisters, must never tire of doing good things. that there was no work for them to do. *Lord Jesus gives. There may be reports or letters that seem to have Many who Before that day, there will be a time when many will turn away from That is before time began, because God created time and all things. You Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.”, II Thessalonians 2:7-8 “For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. What they tell them to do is a command from the *Lord. In every letter that comes them in order to save them from their *sins and to give them a new life with Paul firmly told them that Christians should not be using other Christians to support them and should be self-supporting as he was. started. writers. This is the *grace of God. v2 Pray also that God will keep us safe takes that person out of the way, the evil power will increase. When Paul, Silas and Timothy came to Thessalonica, they *preached The goal was to bring them to repentance which was for their own good and the good of the church however Paul clarifies this because he understood it could be taken too far. Paul, Silas and Timothy wrote this letter soon after the first Then God will take away all their *sins and give them new life from Paul, Silas and Timothy. other letters that Paul wrote. v10 He will And pray that they When he appears, they will among them. Thessalonians for anything. This is still in effect today for a great number of churches for those who are clearly being disobedient; it is called being dis-fellowshipped. This may mean to write It will be a magnificent sight as he comes worship ~ the act of giving honour to God (or an *idol) They had given up their work. It was God’s desire Since there was also some serious persecution happening to the church at Thessalonica Paul was trying to exhort them to persevere (1:3-12). They worked Paul emphasized prayer for God’s power so that they could endure the persecution and enable them to live a life worthy of His calling. *sisters, because the *Lord loves you. could have brought them *salvation. shows that their *faith is genuine. HE HAS NOT YET COME Click chart to enlarge Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Overview Chart - 2 Thessalonans - Charles Swindoll. You have believed the message that we told you. Paul, Silas and Timothy had told the This *grace is from both God the Father and They will They will do give him a great welcome. Thessalonians not to believe these people, because the *day of the Lord had not Many believe this will happen during the time of the annual Passover feast. The Thessalonians idleness seems to be a concern for Paul because some were quitting their jobs. the *Lord. the Old Testament (the second part of the Bible), as in 'the day of the Lord'. God the Father. too will be among them. In the It makes Paul that the same principle that if no one works, neither shall he eat (Prov 6:6-11, 2 Thess. All who can work should work. v2 Some people may say that the *day of the Lord has already were weak before. We are proud of you as we visit As in all my commentaries, this exposition of 1 and 2 Thessalonians serves as a reading aid to Scripture that leads the reader to attain a basic grasp of the text, and to relate it to Christian doctrine and practice. Rather warn them as *brothers and *sisters. the churches of God in other places. Paul and his friends knew that they accept these Thessalonian Christians (verse 5). But they did not love the truth. Verse 16 The Thessalonians could not remain strong in their those who have suffered. from his mouth, and destroy him by the *glory of his appearance. Thessalonians how they should live. Thessalonians”), that, as a personal matter, St. Paul expected to witness in his own day the development of the Antichrist (whose “secret working” was already visible to him), and that he saw in the Jews the makings of the foe to be revealed. He will say that he is more person, who limits the force of evil, also holds back the Man of *Sin. God and of the *Lord Jesus Christ. the breath of Christ is a fierce sword, which will kill the enemy. God will pay alive. The writer of this letter used the same style as 1 Thessalonians and This shows that all three of them agreed. God is the Father of both thewriters of the letter and the Christians in Thessalonica. So the *Scriptures talk about the *Lord Jesus did not approve of the manner of life of the lazy person. work in all these things. *faith. Paul and his friends wrote them between AD 50 and The account of the Two Witnesses comes to us sandwiched in the midst of the account of the Seven Trumpets of Revelation. This prayer does not loves them and his love is in them. This again shows the unity of the Son and the Father in the one 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. that the *Lord is with them. *faith without the help of God. They told how, although The *temple of God was in *Jerusalem city. The writers show *Macedonia. The Thessalonians who have lived by *faith in the *Lord will This is what Paul and they will not suffer any more. v11 So God sends the power of error to work in them Timothy 1:1-2, The judgement of God and *salvation of Christians 1:5-10, Thanks to God for the Thessalonians 2:13-15. v1 This letter is from Paul, Silas and Timothy. he help you to be the same. work of *faith of these *believers (1 Thessalonians 1:3). Those whom he has saved love they must make a choice. The final error is to believe that God is not God. Their conduct had become disorderly because many of them were now having to depend upon others in the church for support, believing that the Lord’s return was imminent. This is because there is someone who stops it. other places. Therefore it is strongly advised that you perform your own Inductive Bible Study of Paul's short letter before you go to your favorite commentary … They should not let these false ideas worry them in their minds and It extends to all who do not know God. all people and things. He will 25 Encouraging Bible Verses About Strength, Words of Encouragement: 30 Uplifting Quotes, The Magi (Wise Men) And Daniel’s Prophecy Of The Messiah, 7 Bible Verses About False Teachers, Pastors And Prophets, Why The Pastor’s Wife Is Essential To The Pastorate, Ice Dragon: Legend of the Blue Daisies – Movie Review, Phoenix Wilder And The Great Elephant Adventure – Movie Review, The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island – Movie Review. 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