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									1 Thessalonians
Introduction and Theme
Author, Destination and Date
                                           • Paul the Apostle
                                           • Largest city in
                                             Macedonia
                                           • Located at the
                                             junction of the
                                             great Egnatian Way

                                           • Date: 52 AD



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Purpose and Theme
• Encourage the new converts (3:3-5)
• To give instruction in godly living (4:1-12)
• To give assurance concerning the future of
  believers who die before Christ’s return
  (4:13-18)
• The theme seems to be the subject of
  eschatology (study of bible prophecy and
  last day teachings).
    – Every chapter ends with a reference to the
      second coming


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Thanksgiving
• The Grounds for the Thanksgiving
  (1:1–4)
    – He has chosen you (us!!!!) vs. 4

• The Genuineness (1:5–10)
    – By power, Holy Spirit, deep conviction

    Theme: vs.10 “and to wait for his Son from
      heaven, whom he raised from the dead
      —Jesus, who rescues us from the coming
      wrath”.
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Defense of the Apostolic Actions
         and Absence
• Chapters 2 & 3
• The defense of the Apostolic actions:
  (2:1-16)
    – Not for self seeking reasons
    – Our toil and hardships not to be a burden
    – You received the word of God as it
      actually is, from God not from men




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Defense of the Apostolic Actions
         and Absence
• The Defense of their Absence (2:17—
  3:10)
    – We were torn away from you in person,
      not thought.
    – I wanted to come to you but Satan
      stopped us
    – Paul shows that he could never forget
      them
         • For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown?
         • Indeed, you are our glory and joy.
         Theme: end of vs. 19 “in the presence of our
           Lord Jesus when he comes”
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             The Exhortations to the
                 Thessalonians
• Chapter 4:1– 5:22
• Paul is communicating to urge action
  from the Thessalonians
    – Personal Life (4:1-12)
    – Concerning the coming of Christ(4:13—
      5:11)
    – Primarily concerning Church Life (5:12–22)




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