In this thought provoking letter you get a sneak preview into Paul’s heart as a father & a teacher of end time events!
What you’ll learn
- The main message of the Book of 1 Thessalonians
- From the study of this letter you will learn what happens to us when we die
- How we can apply this book to our lives and enjoy the life in Christ
- How the Letter fits into other books of the Bible
- Realise the suffering of the Church (audience) of 1 Thessalonians and how it applies to us
- How to undertsand the message Paul was coveying to the people and now to us
- You will understand the context of 1 Thessalonians 4
- How God is speaking to you through this letter
- Bible, Pen & Paper
- Willingness to learn
- Internet connection
Why did Paul write the letter to the Thessalonians?
To ensure they remained in faith because he was unable to visit them, therefore, he had to send Timothy. He also wrote the letter to the Thessalonians to encourage them in faith so that they will not be unsettled by Paul’s trials (1 Thessalonians 2v17-3v3). He also wrote the letter to silence those who felt he took advantage of the people of Thessalonica. (1 Thessalonians 2v1-6).
What is the main message of 1 Thessalonians?
Faith, Love, and Hope in the face of affliction (1 Thessalonians 1v3). He also used the latter to encourage them to live according to God’s will and the decisions reached in Jerusalem by the Apostles (1 Thessalonians 4v1-12). Finally, it was an opportunity to encourage them about the end times and life after death (1 Thessalonians 4v13-18).
Who is the audience of 1 Thessalonians?
The audience is the members of the Church at Thessalonica and also to us as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 1v1 & 5v27).
Who persecuted the church at Thessalonica?
Their own countrymen, the Jews that resided in the city, and those that specifically came from other regions to dilute the work of spreading the Gospel that was embarked upon by Paul (1 Thessalonians 2v14-16).
What is the context of 1 Thessalonians 4?
The Context was in relation to the questions the Thessalonians asked about the end times (Life after death) as well as the decision reached by the Council in Jerusalem (1 Thessalonians 4v1-18).
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- Anyone seeking the truth about God
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