"All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies" (Psalm 25:10).
Covenant Church (PCA) - Houston, TX
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

1 & 2 Thessalonians

The West Houston and North Houston Bible Studies studied the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians in the Fall of 2010 and Spring of 2011. Links to notes for each lesson are in the table below.
 
1 Thessalonians Theme: ‘The Second Coming of Christ with Grace’
‘For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.’ (1 Th. 4:16-18, NKJV)
 
2 Thessalonians Theme: ‘The Second Coming of Christ with Justice’
‘…when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe.’ (2 Th. 1:7b-10a, NKJV)
 
Lesson
West Houston North Houston Lesson Title
1 Thess.
1 September 8, 2010 September 9, 2010 Welcome to Thessalonica 1:1; Acts 15-18
2 September 22, 2010 September 30, 2010 An Example to All Believers 1:2-10
3 October 6, 2010 October 14, 2010 Paul's Parental Care 2:1-12
4 October 20. 2010 October 21. 2010 Paul's Glory & Joy 2:13-20
5 November 3, 2010 November 4, 2010 Timothy to the Rescue! 3:1-10
6 November 17, 2010 November 18, 2010 The Will of God 4:1-12
7 December 1, 2010 December 2, 2010 An Introduction to Eschatology Various
8 January 5, 2011 January 6, 2011 Encouraging Words 4:13-18
9 January 19. 2011 January 27, 2011 The Day of the LORD 5:1-11
10 Februrary 23, 2011 February 24, 2011 Church Life and Worship 5:12-22
11 March 2, 2011 March 3, 2011 Two Benedictions 3:11-13; 5:23-28
Lesson West Houston North Houston Lesson Title 2 Thess.
12 March 23, 2011 March 24, 2011 Progress in the Faith 1:1-4
13 April 6, 2011 April 14, 2011 The Apocalypse of Christ 1:5-12
14 April 20, 2011 April 21, 2011 The Man of Lawlessness 2:1-12
15 May 4, 2011 May 5, 2011 Stand Firm 2:13-3:5
16 May 11, 2011 May 12, 2011 Be Busy, Not a Busybody 3:6-18
 
The above notes are excerpted from commentaries listed in the Schedule. They have been organized and edited together into a composite narrative, but they do not represent original material, phraseology, or ideas. I am indebted to the cited authors for their careful exegesis and explanation of the original and English texts of 1&2 Thessalonians and discussions on the theology of eschatology. DSB