Author: Ron Graham


1st Thessalonians
—Five topics in Paul’s letter

1Thess This is a verse by verse study of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians. The letter is divided into five topical sections.

arrow Christ in Us (1:1-10)We begin our study with the salutation or greeting, then a section concerning Christ in us.

arrow Paul's Work (2:1 to 3:11)Paul reviews his work among the Thessalonians. We can find in Paul's comments, at least twelve important aspects of his ministry.

arrow Holiness in Life (3:12 to 4:12)Paul emphasises holiness or sanctification. He teaches four important points about holiness.

arrow The Second Coming (4:13 to 5:11)Paul teaches about the second coming of Christ. Christians believe not only that Christ died for our sins, rose from the dead, and ascended into glory, but also that he his coming again in the future to judge the world.

arrow Relating to Each Other (5:12-15)Paul provides teaching on the way in which members of the local congregation should relate to each other.

Cross references

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