Every chapter of 1 thessalonians ends with a reference to the second coming of christ, with ch. Check out this summary and commentary and the book of i thessalonians. Wherever the gospel is thus received where there is a full conviction that it is. What follows this verse is the instruction regarding the return of jesus christ at the seventh trump so, where in the grand scheme of things is ad 50, the date of pauls writing of this epistle. Perseverance through persecution 1 thessalonians 2. 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. Thanks to god for the response of the people at thessalonica 2. Commentary on the epistles of paul to the tessalonians cornelius. In his pastoral epistle paul is cheering them on in order to help them persevere 1. Paul has heard reports of their growth and gives thanks for this 1.
The letters to the thessalonians the pillar new testament commentary pntc kindle edition by green, gene l download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The letters to the thessalonians the pillar new testament. However, they were able to remain in thessalonica for only a short timeperhaps no longer than three weeks acts. The purpose of ii thessalonians was in part is to encourage the church due to persecutions.
It was founded by cassander, king of macedon 315 b. This book is unique in that every chapter ends with a reference to the second coming of christ 1th 1. Paul, silvanus also known as silas, and timothy were the founding fathers of the church in thessalonica. May 02, 2020 paul then prays for them 1 thessalonians 3. The apostle exhorts them to attend to the directions which he had already given them, that they might know how to walk and please god, 1,2.
Paul begins this letter, like most, with a declaration of authorship, a clear recipient, an acknowledgment of his position as gods servant, and a blessing. The book of 1 thessalonians was written in approximately a. Thus, the second coming seems to permeate the letter and may be viewed in some sense as its theme. It was a great commercial center of pauls time, the inhabitants being greeks, romans and jews. Timothy brings a good report of thessalonians, chapter 3. This is the holy book of 1 thessalonians, known as the first epistle of paul the apostle to the thessalonians. Constables notes on 1 thessalonians 2020 edition could have been his first inspired epistle. The believers received the word joyfully, notwithstanding trials and persecutions 1 thessalonians 1. Although bruces writing style is lively and accessible, this commentary is one that will prove most useful for the serious scholar, in that a significant portion of it is devoted to commentary on the greek test.
While the thessalonian christians loved one another, paul urges. And then mentions the sure evidences of the good success of the gospel among them, which was notorious and famous in several other places 1 thessalonians 1. Speaks concerning their love to each other, and love to the churches of christ. It still exists under the name of saloniki, and has a population of from 75,000 to. Bible study questions on the book of 1 thessalonians. The recording is dramatized, from the king james bible. Enduring word bible commentary 1 thessalonians chapter 1. And we also thank god continually because, when you received the. Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. As a result, moses wrote the first five books in our bible. Without this book as the word of god, we have no real message and. First thessalonians it is generally supposed that pauls first epistle to the thessalonians is the first book of the new testament that was ever written.
Timothy was a resident of lystra, a city in the province of galatia acts 16. For the lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an. The resurrection of sleeping saints 1 thessalonians 4. Paul goes on to instruct them of a misconception they had. A free bible commentary on the first letter to the thessalonians in easyenglish. For the lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of god, and the dead in christ will rise first. Nov 18, 2012 this is the holy book of 1 thessalonians, known as the first epistle of paul the apostle to the thessalonians. To the church of the b thessalonians in god the father and the lord jesus christ c grace to you and peace the thessalonians faith and example. The apostle paul identified himself twice as the author of this letter 1. In pauls day, the region in which thessalonica was located was known as macedonia. With his emphasis on steadfastness and holy living, an appropriate theme might be. From this point roughly speaking to the end of 1 thessalonians 3, the action of the. In the church of thessalonica there were some misunderstandings about the return of christ. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks.
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. While we are most concerned to hear how paul wants the problem solved, it will be helpful to make some suggestions as to how the problem might have arisen in the first place. The lord himself the lord christ, arrayed in all his own glory, and in that of his father. We can be sure about this, and about the date, from the letter and the book of the acts. To confirm young converts in the elementary truth of the gospel. Now viewing scripture range from the book of 1 thessalonians chapter 4. The words of men are frail and perishing, like themselves, and sometimes false, foolish, and fickle. Paul urges thessalonians to continue to grow in faith, chapter 3. Thessalonica was and still is an important seaport about 185 miles 300 km north of athens. As greens exposition shows, the thessalonian scriptures are especially valuable as letters of friendship and for showing pauls pastoral concern for the many areas in.
In chapter 4, paul is instructing the believers in thessalonica on how to live, in christ jesus, a holy life 1 thessalonians 4. Living in light of the lords return 1 thessalonians 5. Other books vary in order, but these never the students commentary on. Bruces commentary on the letters of paul to the thessalonians s one of the best in the word biblical commentary series. Pratte, 2016 bible study questions on the book of 1 thessalonians introduction. This aspect is quite different from his catastrophic and cataclysmic coming in glory to establish his kingdom by putting down all unrighteousness revelation 19. Such sins were common in the city in which they lived.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the letters to the thessalonians the pillar new testament commentary pntc. Timothy was sent back to the church there after paul left, but before this book was written. The holy bible book 52 1 thessalonians kjv dramatized. But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as. Kai dia touto kai hemeis eucharistoumen 1ppai to theo adialeiptos, hoti. It is a mere nineteen years after christs death and resurrection, and he has not returned yet.
Summary of the book of 1 thessalonians bible survey. When paul first came to thessalonica, silas came with him acts 17. Bible study commentary and notes to accompany some of our workbooks are avail. Kai dia touto kai hemeis eucharistoumen to theo adialeiptos, hoti.1548 986 1269 755 1538 1577 54 1065 995 1475 865 50 629 547 1184 138 421 177 123 777 888 1467 1602 968 893 239 646 277 1548 1316 74 1355 904 569 203 1240 1088 341 434 522 924