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1 & 2 Thessalonians

On Paul’s second missionary journey he took two co-workers, Silas and Timothy, to the city of Thessalonica.  They had stayed just a few weeks, building a small community of believers there, before they were run out of town.  The letters of 1 and 2 Thessalonians tell us a great deal about these new Christians who had become known for their faith, love, and hope – demonstrated by action.  In fact Paul called them a “model” for believers in Greece and beyond.  Yet, they needed encouragement and reinforcement in some areas of their lives.  These two letters give us a glimpse not only into the lives of model believers but also into the masterful approach of a model pastor/mentor – Paul himself.

5-Feb-17 Intro and Greetings 1 Thes. 1:1-3
12-Feb-17 Faith Changes People 1 Thes. 1:4-10
19-Feb-17 Unhindered Faith Sharing 1 Thes. 2:1-12
26-Feb-17 The Consequences of Faith 1 Thes. 2:13-16
5-Mar-17 Fatherly Concern 1 Thes. 2:17-3:5
12-Mar-17 The Good Report 1 Thes. 3::6-13
19-Mar-17 The Call to Purity 1 Thes. 4:1-8
26-Mar-17 The Call to Love 1 Thes. 4:9-12
2-Apr-17 The Call to Hope – Christ’s Resurrection 1 Thes. 4:13-14
9-Apr-17 The Call to Hope – Christ’s Return 1 Thes. 4:15-16
16-Apr-17 The Call to Hope – Eternal Life 1 Thes. 4:17-18
23-Apr-17 The Call to Sobriety 1 Thes. 5:1-11
30-Apr-17 The Call to Fellowship 1 Thes. 5:12-15
7-May-17 Rapid Fire Reminders 1 Thes. 5:16-28
14-May-17 God’s Justice (is not blind) 2 Thes. 1:1-12
21-May-17 Signs of the Antichrist 2 Thes. 2:1-4
28-May-17 God’s Sovereignty Over the Antichrist 2 Thes. 2:5-8
4-Jun-17 The Delusion of the Antichrist 2 Thes. 2:9-12
11-Jun-17 Calm Hope (in spite of the Antichrist) 2 Thes. 2:13-17
18-Jun-17 Paul’s Priorities 2 Thes. 3:1-5
25-Jun-17 A Worker is Not Ashamed 2 Thes. 3:6-18