He created woman from man so the two could live in a loving partnership forever. As humans, we were meant to share our lives with one another, and there are tons of Bible verses about relationships to prove just that. The Lord places love and loving relationships in the highest regard, and we see that in his relationship with his son Jesus, too. She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. The Good News: Having a loving spouse is the best gift of all that comes from God. And if they trust in each other with all of their heart, they’ll have a happy, satisfying life. The Good News: Love each other honestly and earnestly, even when you hate them most.
The epistle is attributed to Paul the Apostle , and is addressed to the church in Thessalonica , in modern-day Greece. It is likely the first of Paul’s letters , probably written by the end of AD Most New Testament scholars believe Paul the Apostle wrote this letter from Corinth , although information appended to this work in many early manuscripts e.
For the most part, the letter is personal in nature, with only the final two chapters spent addressing issues of doctrine, almost as an aside. Paul’s main purpose in writing is to encourage and reassure the Christians there.
The letter was written from Corinth. Paul acknowledged that the successful development had been wrought in the Thessalonians by their own acceptance, fully recognizing the human frailty of the Apostle, their founder —12 , and not by a mistaken understanding that he himself was divine. After having dwelt so extensively on his being moved by the change in the Thessalonians , Paul continues to state that therefore they have no reason for giving up faith in the face of the death of some fellow Christians, who had died between their conversion and the expected imminent Parousia of Christ.
Apparently, they had expected the Parousia and final salvation as the promise of the Christian message. In chapter 5 there is further thanksgiving, emphasizing the present gift and power of Christian faith and corporate Christian life. This emphasis is linked with ethical applications, with stress on brotherhood, diligence in keeping the faith, and religious industriousness.
The encouragement of the Thessalonians was introduced in chapter 4 by a genuinely ethical exhortation to proceed properly on the way to holiness and sanctification already begun. A feature of II Thessalonians that resembles the otherwise most unusual feature of I Thessalonians is its excessively long thanksgiving. Within this thanksgiving there is an excursus dealing with the timing of the Parousia , but in II Thessalonians Paul aggressively argues against any expectation of an imminent coming of Christ that might be expected from the things he wrote in I Thessalonians.
II Thessalonians perhaps presupposes I Thessalonians and intimates that believers had a false understanding of that communication of Paul. II Thessalonians does have more apocalyptically catastrophic language than I Thessalonians. Such a description not only underestimates the positive work of God and Christ for the believer but also says little about the Parousia.
In our society, dating has become something of an obsession. It is expected to be a universal phenomenon. It is considered the natural precursor to marriage, and is generally considered something to be desired, whatever form it might take.
for Illuminating Paul’s Use of Metaphor in 1 Thessalonians ,” in The Social World 1 Pet in light of it, as E. G. Selwyn does and as the usual dating of.
This letter to the Thessalonians is the oldest book of the New Testament. It was probably written within something like twenty years of the Crucifixion; long, therefore, before any of the Gospels were in existence. How did these people in Thessalonica know that? They had been Christians for a year or so only; they had been taught by Paul for a few weeks only, or a month or two at the most.
How did they know it? So you see all the context reposes upon, and presupposes the very words, which you find in our present existing Gospels, as the words of the Lord Jesus. And this is all but contemporaneous, and quite independent, evidence of the existence in the Church, from the beginning, of a traditional teaching which is now preserved for us in that fourfold record of His life.
This video could not be displayed. Bill Wenstrom. Share Embed. Sermon Tone Analysis. First Thessalonians was written in approximately 50 A. This indicated is indicated by comparing Acts with ancient secular inscriptions.
The Apostle Paul wrote this letter with the assistance of his co-workers Silas and Timothy. Date Written. Around 51 CE. Written To. 1.
Most scholars think that the first letter to the Thessalonians is the very first piece of Christian writing we possess. It is a letter sent by the Apostle Paul, formerly Saul of Tarsus, to a community of Christians he had founded in Thessalonica, a city in Greece. In this unit we will look at the story of Paul and use the letter to the church in Thessalonica to see what it can tell us about him and the early Christian communities.
Paul and other first generation missionaries were responsible for the movement of the Christian communities beyond Palestine into Asia Minor and the Mediterranean world. There are several good photo essays which introduce the places associated with Paul. It is quite detailed and has some good illustrations. Another page on this site introduces the style of Greco-Roman Letters. It explains the conventions of letter-writing in the Greco-Roman world, distinguishing between public and private letters, including an outline of their usual structure and providing an example of an ancient private letter.
You might find particularly useful a chart which helps you see the structure of the letters of Paul, including Thessalonians. Also check the quiz section on this site.
Paul is writing to one of the churches he had established in Macedonia northern Greece some months earlier before moving south to Achaia southern Greece see Acts , The person who delivered this letter is uncertain, but it was unlikely to have been either Timothy or Silas see 1 Thessalonians , one of whom may well have scribed the letter while Paul dictated.
In this letter, Paul encourages the new believers to stand firm under persecution and instructs them how to lead a godly life. Paul had left Thessalonica rather abruptly see Acts and had been given little opportunity to teach these new Gentile converts how to adapt their lifestyle to reflect their new faith see Acts Roman Odeion in Thessalonica.
Later interpolation in 1Thessalonians and Hebrews, plus dating of Galatians. 1) Latter interpolations in ‘1Thessalonians’. A) 1Th is an obvious.
A 1Th is an obvious postC. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them to the uttermost. Note: both ‘apokteino’ and ‘ekdioko’ show in Lk, relative to prophets and apostles: ” I will send to them prophets and apostles , and of these shall they [teachers of the Law] kill and drive out by persecution” Darby c In 1Co, Paul mentioned “the rulers of this age” crucified Jesus and NOT the Jews killed him.
B 1Th is another addition: “and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead — Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath. However, that appears only here in all the Pauline epistles. A The last Chapter 13 appears to be an addendum, but may contain a later but authentic very short letter or rather note by Apollos: Heb, Heb ” Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore [Jesus’ crucifixion]. For here we do not have an enduring city [Jerusalem, still existing!
Brothers , I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written you only a short letter
I find all these verses that inspire and encourage me, but how can I use them to let them inspire others? I found this verse because of the one line verse 11, pictured above that I saw, and then after reading the chapter it came from 1 Thessalonians 5 , I learned that the whole passage has much more meaning that just the last verse. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. Those lines really struck me. We were created to not only live in the light, but to be the light.
For God wants you to be holy and pure and to keep clear of all sexual sin so that each of you will marry in holiness and honor not in lustful.
Create a free account or login now to enjoy the full benefits of Enter the Bible:. This letter reveals Paul’s pastoral concern for a particular individual and his confidence that the faith and love that Christians share in Christ can be energized by discerning what it means to do a “good deed” in particular instances. As is true for Philemon, so the partnership of faith in Christian community offers the support and encouragement that enables action that goes beyond even what is asked or imagined.
Paul’s letter to Philemon is the eighteenth book in the New Testament. As the shortest of Paul’s letters words , it is situated at the end of the “Pauline corpus,” which has been traditionally arranged not by date but from the longest to the shortest Romans through Philemon. The opening word identifies Paul as the author of this letter. Although he adds Timothy’s name as a coauthor, within the main body of the letter his appeal is repeatedly singular and personal using “I” and “me”.
Book of 1 Thessalonians. Go to Index of Thessalonians. Author and Date: The Apostle Paul identified himself twice as the author of this letter ; Though Paul was the single inspired author, most of the first person plural pronouns we, us, our , refer to all 3. Paul commonly used such editorial plurals because the letters came with the full support of his companions.
Excursus 2: Textual Reading of 1 Thessalonians uses the author-date method, in which the basic reference consists of the author’s.
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And the earliest text of all is 1 Thessalonians.