Death Is the End…Or Is It? This was a letter Paul wrote to the church, speaking how pleased God was that they turned from idols and excepted Jesus as their Lord and saviour,as we all should be thankful and grateful for the love of the living God, there is knowone greater then he, praise him in prayer, speak of him often, if you don't have the wisdom you feel of his word ask him, live in faith, trust in him,except the Lord Ivan, it's not works that saves a man but believe in Christ. Most of the English speaking churches have never really seen this type of persecution but in most of the world, Christians still suffer from it. Pleasing God is also living a chaste life and avoiding sexual immorality as they are called to be holy just as God is holy. Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Unless the Spirit of God comes with the word of God, it will be to us a dead letter.
Paul worked despite having the right to be supported by the church for his ministry but forgoes this right to be an example to believers and the church at Thessalonica may have been the primary reason Paul did this. Do not be ignorant about those who have fallen asleep. Paul has heard reports of their growth and gives thanks for this 1:3-4. In his statement regarding Jesus' second coming, Paul says that he has in no way abandoned his faith that the return of Jesus to this earth will take place in the near future. They were living and ministering to others through the power of the Holy Ghost. Paul says he boasts about them because of their faith while they have endured persecutions.
Therefore whoever rejects this rejects not human authority but God. It was on his second journey that Paul founded the church. Who knows the day and hour that the Lord will return? For instance, what will happen to christians if the Holy Spirit isnt on earth anymore, and how can people be saved if the Holy Spirit is not here…. When Timothy rejoined Paul in Corinth, he had good news: In spite of intense persecution, the Christians in Thessalonica were standing firm in the faith. Graduate work at Moody Bible Institute. On Paul's third missionary journey he returned to the cities he had first visited on his first missionary journey.
The city of Thessalonica was the greatest harbor of Macedonia, and it was sitting on top of large hill overlooking the Thermaic Gulf as well as a beautiful fertile plain. We are not delivered from tribulation, but in the tribulation. People were satisfied with Paul's explanation concerning those who died and were ready and willing to suffer persecution if need be in order to remain true to the gospel that Paul preached. If Paul is talking about the Restrainer being God the Holy Spirit, then literally all hell will break loose on the earth as some believe initiates the Great Tribulation when He is removed. This letter was also written from Corinth and during the same year. Paul prays for the way to be open for them to come.
Who is the God of Peace? The map includes the areas of Israel, Asia, Greece, and Italy. The wrath falls on the unbelievers. This could also be those who are depressed to the point of being feebleminded. However, is it okay for Christians to sue others? We believe in our heart, but the mind gets up in the logic of it all. The main themes that run through 1 Thessalonians is living holy and sanctified lives and being self-controlled and alert waiting the coming of the Lord Jesus. Where did Paul's power to heal, to preach, and to endure persecution come from? Share it in the comments! He also writes it as an instruction in holy living. It is not good to allow someone to be unruly in the church.
The believers under the Old Testament waited for the coming of the Messiah, and believers now wait for his second coming. It still exists under the name of Saloniki, and has a population of from 75,000 to 85,000 about half of whom are Jews. It is quite unlikely that Paul anticipated any further use to be made of his letters. Um, are the Gentiles sex maniacs or something? Show them respect, and basically, keep a low profile so Gentiles won't start trying to find reasons to persecute you. There will be a war in heaven. Discipline of those idle members of the church should lead to isolation from other members of the church.
It is in Him that we are acceptable to God the Father. Paul urges them to increase their love for one another, to lead quiet lives, mind their own business, and work, being an example to others. In part an inheritance from Jewish apocalypticism, this belief held that the messianic kingdom would be ushered in by a sudden catastrophic event, at which time the heavenly Messiah would descend on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And it is used of the judgment which concludes the Millennium 2 Peter 3:10. We should all help the feebleminded.
He leads the flock, by teaching from the Word of God. Thessalonica had many great influential citizens of Rome dwelling there since it was the provincial capital of Macedonia. He addresses them in this letter with the view of correcting these errors, and especially for the purpose of exhorting them to purity of life, reminding them that their sanctification was the great end desired by God regarding them. Not only does Paul not have to tell the other churches about Thessalonica, but the people in the other churches are telling Paul. The residents and recipients of Thessalonica resided in a huge city with estimates of 200,000 citizens.
Desired to visit them, 2:17 end. This word describes what the bible elsewhere calls repentance Matt. We are ordained and anointed for being witnesses of the grace of Jesus Christ, and His completed work of our Redemption; by the power of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies us, and uses us to convict. The faith, love, and patience of the Thessalonians, are evident tokens of their election which was manifested in the power with which the gospel came to them. The Jews in Thessalonica had opposed Christianity since it came to the city , and the church there had come under persecution from their own countrymen. The response was an overflow of joy and a longing to see one another again. Those converted to Christ abandoned the worship of dead idols to become willing slaves to the living God.