1 Thessalonians – Week 4

1 Thessalonians – Week 4

For background on 1 Thessalonians, check out the Series Intro. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Intro This section, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11, is the main section of content for this letter. Paul has obviously said a few chapter’s worth of things up till now, but addressing the...
1 Thessalonians – Week 4

1 Thessalonians – Week 3

For background on 1 Thessalonians, check out the Series Intro. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 Intro We’re skipping over chapter 3 and going ahead to 4:9-12. There’s plenty to dig into in chapter 3, but most of it is a personal report between Timothy, Paul, and the...
1 Thessalonians – Week 4

1 Thessalonians – Week 2

1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Intro It’s really cool when you can see the history of the early church embedded in the epistles of the New Testament. At the start of 1 Thessalonians 2, when Paul talks about being “shamefully treated at Philippi,” he’s talking about his...
1 Thessalonians – Week 4

1 Thessalonians – Week 1

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Intro This week we’ll be looking at the entire first chapter of 1 Thessalonians. Since it’s the start of a letter you’ll notice a lot of introductory language; Paul starts by mentioning his recent visit to Thessalonica and remembering how the...
1 Thessalonians – Week 4

1 Thessalonians Series Intro

We’re in the second half of Advance 2018, and this fall we’re diving deep into 1 Thessalonians. You might be surprised to hear it, but first century Thessalonica was a lot like the cities that make up the Triangle. It was inhabited by the affluent, cultured, educated,...