By Jacob W. Elias
Jacob W. Elias invitations us to pay attention in whereas Paul and his missionary partners motivate and warn believers in historical Thessalonica. Elias indicates Paul dealing pastorally with daily matters of church lifestyles whereas reminding his converts concerning the great photograph. What God has performed throughout the loss of life and resurrection of Jesus Christ will but be delivered to wonderful of entirety. The church has an energetic position to play in God's redemptive venture on the planet. at the present time, apocalyptic biblical texts are usually neglected or misused. yet Elias tells how the gospel proclaimed to the Thessalonians undergirds the nurture of church buildings marked by way of religion, love, and wish.
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3:16-18). TLC The Text in the Life of the Church, after TBC in each section. These essays are cross-referenced in quotation marks and roman type and enclosed by parentheses as in this sample: ("The Holy Kiss" in TLC below). Other Common Abbreviations LXX Septuagint NT New Testament OT Old Testament See pages 343-344 for a longer list of abbreviations. Page 17 PAUL AND THE THESSALONIANS Listening In One who discovers and then reads a personal letter addressed to someone else can feel invited into an imaginative exploration of an otherwise unknown world of relationships.
May this series be an instrument in breaking down walls between Christians in North America and around the world, bringing new joy in obedience through a fuller understanding of the Word. THE EDITORIAL COUNCIL Page 13 AUTHOR'S PREFACE As a pastor I preached most frequently on the Gospels and Acts. When I turned to the epistles for sermon material, I apparently found other letters to be more relevant to the needs of the congregation than Paul's two letters to the first-century church in Thessalonica.
In Paul's letters, an opening thanksgiving section usually serves notice concerning the major content of the rest of the letter. Paul also introduces exhortation as part of the main letter body, to give specific pastoral and ethical counsel. Other adaptations in a given letter often reveal something about the writer's particular purpose. First Thessalonians features an unusually lengthy thanksgiving section; the opening in 1:2-10 seems to be resumed in 2:13. A reader of this letter might well ask what this unusual characteristic of the letter reveals about the author's main intent.
1 And 2 Thessalonians (Believers Church Bible Commentary) by Jacob W. Elias