By Jacob W. Elias
Jacob W. Elias invitations us to pay attention in whereas Paul and his missionary partners inspire and warn believers in historical Thessalonica. Elias exhibits Paul dealing pastorally with daily matters of church lifestyles whereas reminding his converts concerning the great photo. What God has performed during the loss of life and resurrection of Jesus Christ will but be delivered to wonderful finishing touch. The church has an energetic position to play in God's redemptive venture on this planet. this present day, 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 means of religion, love, and wish.
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Extra resources for 1 And 2 Thessalonians (Believers Church Bible Commentary)
Their letters also served as a vehicle for addressing several situations which emerged in the Thessalonian congregation following the initial preaching ministry by Paul and Silas in Thessalonica. What were these circumstances? We can discern several stages in the ongoing interaction between the missionary pastors and their people. Page 29 The first stage was the initial evangelistic visit in Thessalonica. Both epistles refer back to that time, often using statements such as you know or you remember (1 Thess.
It is published for all who seek more fully to understand the original message of Scripture and its meaning for todaySunday school teachers, members of Bible study groups, students, pastors, and other seekers. The series is based on the conviction that God is still speaking to all who will listen, and that the Holy Spirit makes the Word a living and authoritative guide for all who want to know and do God's will. The desire to help as wide a range of readers as possible has determined the approach of the writers.
Jewett suggests that 1 Thessalonians best fits the epideictic genre, because the writers address the community primarily on the basis of their present status. Basically they are on the right path. The letter therefore offers pastoral encouragement based on the progress these new believers have already made (Jewett, 1986:71-72; so also Wanamaker: 47). Second Thessalonians has a different tone, however. This second letter appears to employ deliberative rhetoric. It seeks to persuade the readers to think or behave differently in the future.
1 And 2 Thessalonians (Believers Church Bible Commentary) by Jacob W. Elias