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Readings and Homework from 1 & 2 Thessalonians

These letters were written on the second missionary journey when Paul was forced by persecution to leave Thessalonica in Macedonia before he wanted to.

Read the following from 1 & 2 Thessalonians:

1 Thessalonians
1:6-10  the gospel in Thessalonica
     vv. 9-10--the content of the gospel

2:18  Paul wanted to see them

3:1-2, 6  Paul sent Timothy to them

4:1-12  ethical exhortations
     vv. 3-6--possess his vessel in holiness, not in passion
     vv. 11-12--work with hands and be dependent on no one

4:13-5:11  second coming
     vv. 15-17--Lord's parousia, resurrection, caught up in the
          air to meet the Lord
     vv. 2-4--day of the Lord like a thief in the night

5:12-22  concluding admonitions
     v. 12--respect those who direct you
     v. 19--do not quench the Spirit

2 Thessalonians
1:5-10  second coming
     vv. 7-8--Lord Jesus revealed with angels in flaming fire
     v. 9-10--punishment of eternal destruction when glorified

2:1-11  before the day of the Lord
     vv. 3-4--rebellion and man of lawlessness come first
     v. 8--Lord Jesus kill the lawless one
     v. 11--strong delusion to make them believe the lie

3:6-15  keep working
     v. 6--avoid those not living according to the tradition
     v. 10--if anyone will not work, let him not eat

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