1st and 2nd Thessalonians

Preparing for the Second Coming

No other book of the Bible gives a clearer sequence and detail of the events surrounding the glorious return of Jesus Christ than the two letters Paul writes to a young church at Thessalonica (Greece) who fear that they will be left behind when that great day comes.

Introduction to I & II Thessalonians

Introduction to I & II Thessalonians

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This first lesson will review the history of the city of Thessalonica as well as the circumstances surrounding the writing of these two epistles (letters).

Genuine Conversion

Genuine Conversion

34:04   

In the opening section of his letter Paul, the Apostle, describes the attributes that reveal a genuine conversion to Christ. (I Thessalonians 1:1-10)

True Ministers

True Ministers

34:47   

In this lesson Paul defends against attacks by the false teachers in the Thesslonian church by listing the credentials that identify true ministers of God's word in every age. (I Thessalonians 2:1-3:13)

True Churches

True Churches

37:22   

After having laid out the necessary credentials for recognizing true ministers of the gospel, Paul does the same for true churches. (I Thessalonians 4:1-12)

Preparing for the End

Preparing for the End

36:48   

In this lesson Paul outlines the actual order of events that will take place when Jesus returns. (I Thessalonians 4:13-5:3)

8 Ways To Be Ready

8 Ways To Be Ready

38:57   

In the final section of his letter to the Thessalonians Paul outlines eight ways to prepare for the sure return of Jesus Christ. (I Thessalonians 5:1-28)

Intro to II Thessalonians

Intro to II Thessalonians

41:04   

In his second letter to this church Paul continues to encourage and praise them for their faithfulness, and provides even more teaching about the second coming of Christ. (II Thessalonians 1:1-12)

Events Before the Last Day

Events Before the Last Day

40:03   

Paul continues teaching this young church about the events that must occur before Jesus' second coming. (II Thessalonians 2:1-12)

Who is the Man of Lawlessness?

Who is the Man of Lawlessness?

42:22   

This lesson examines the various theories put forth to explain the identity of the "Man of Lawlessness" Paul refers to in this epistle. (II Thessalonians 2:1-10)

What is the Deluding Influence?

What is the Deluding Influence?

39:40   

This lesson examines the nature of God's will and how it accommodates man's will in relationship to his ability to choose or reject salvation. (II Thessalonians 2:11-17)

The Judgement Day

The Judgement Day

42:06   

This lesson reviews Jesus' teaching about His return in Matthew 24-25 in order to compliment the instructions that Paul provides the Thessalonians on this same subject.

Be Ready

Be Ready

40:04   

In the final lesson on this series Mike summarizes the Apostle Paul's arguments on being ready for Jesus' sure return. (II Thessalonians 3:1-18)

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Chris Hill
Minister, Luther Church of Christ