Intro to 1 thessalonians biblica the international. In the church of thessalonica there were some misunderstandings about the return of christ. Pauls relationship with them and pauls exhortations to them 45. The thessalonian church the first epistle to the thessalonians is probably the first epistle that paul ever wrote, around 52 ad. The apostle paul and his associates write a tender pastoral letter to believers in thessalonica to reaffirm their strong faith, strengthen their ground for hope. Book of first thessalonians overview insight for living ministries. Wooo on is an eon thessalonians aelo2 1 thessalonians 1. The roman empire, and the ancient city of thessalonica, have been reduced to rubble. The first epistle to the thessalonians, commonly referred to as first thessalonians or 1. Paul, and silvanus, and timotheus, unto the church of the thessalonians in god our father and the lord jesus christ. It is traditionally attributed to paul the apostle, with timothy as a coauthor. However, timothy soon returned with a good report, prompting paul to pen 1 thessalonians as a letter of encouragement to the new believers. The key personalities in this book are the apostle paul, timothy, and silas.
Paul would not describe a jewish convert as turning from an idol. Paul, and silvanus, and timotheus, unto the church of the thessalonians which is in god the father and in the lord jesus christ. Soon afterwards he took timothy along with him acts 16. Grace unto you, and peace, from god our father and the lord jesus christ. Commentary for 1 thessalonians 1 this epistle is generally considered to have been the first of those written by st. Book of first thessalonians overview insight for living. Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our lord jesus christ, in the sight of god and our father. The apostle paul appears to have been the principal writer, but it is noteworthy that the letter almost always speaks in the voice of multiple authors using pronouns such as we, us, and our. Two thousand years have passed since paul penned 12 thessalonians. First thessalonians is the eighth of pauls letters.
New testament papyrus 46, one of the oldest new testament papyri, showing 2 cor 11. His aim for this letter was to strengthen the christian church in thessalonica by. The first epistle to the thessalonians, or 1 thessalonians, is a pauline epistle written by the apostle paul, probably between 5254 a. The first epistle to the thessalonians, commonly referred to as first thessalonians or 1 thessalonians, is a pauline epistle of the new testament of the christian bible.
It is probably one of his earliestknown letters, and one of the oldest books in the new testament. The occasion seems to have been the good report of the stedfastness of the church at thessalonica in the faith of the gospel. Grace unto you, and peace, from god our father and the lord jesus. Summary of the book of 1 thessalonians this summary of the book of 1 thessalonians provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of 1 thessalonians. The opening words of 1 thessalonians identify the authors as the coworkers paul, silvanus identified as silas in the book of acts, and timothy. Interesting facts about 1 thessalonians bible charts. Second thessalonians was evidently prompted by three main developments in the report paul received from an unknown source. Paul wrote his first letter to the thessalonian church from the city of corinth around ad 51, just a few months after having preached in thessalonica on his second missionary journey. I pray that god will be kind to you and will bless you with peace.
Summary of the book of 1 thessalonians bible survey. The letters called epistles from paul to thessalonica, which included i thessalonians and ii thessalonians were probably two of the earliest letters paul had written which was around a. Use highlighting, underlining, and take notes while you study the bible. The first letter 1 thessalonians was written to a community of believers who had been christians for only a short period of time, probably no more than a few months. Summary of the book of i thessalonians summary of hebrews. Paul reminds his audience of the teachings they were given, saying, you learned from us how you ought to live and to please god as, in fact, you are doing 1 thessalonians 4. We always thank god for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. Watch our overview video on 1 thessalonians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The word from is not in the greek text, but has been supplied to indicate the sender of the letter. To the church in thessalonica, the people of god the father and of the lord jesus christ. Many gentiles in the church had come out of idolatry, which was not a particular problem among the jews of that time 1 thessalonians 1. The epistle is attributed to paul the apostle, and is addressed to the church in. The book is a basic book of rejoicing and thanksgiving, six times mentioning joy or rejoicing and three times mentioning thanksgiving. The book of 1 thessalonians, chapter 1 catholic bible.
The apostle paul identified himself twice as the author of this letter 1. Turning from idols to serve the true god 1 thessalonians. The argument the recipients of the letters are gentiles rests on three observations. For we know, brothers and sisters loved by god, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the. Both lists of canonical books of the nt circulated in rome. We learn from the book of acts that during pauls stay in the city of thessalonica, he preached in a jewish synagogue on three successive sabbath days. Paul wrote this letter to strengthen and encourage the church in thessalonica. Warnings of the last days from god christian short film the days of noah have come duration. Interesting facts about 1 thessalonians barnes bible charts author. What did paul urge us to do regarding those that labour among us and are over us in the lord. Second thessalonians is the ninth of pauls letters. It is probable that most jews of the diaspora had a hebrew name and a greek name. Paul was now clearly at the head of his own missionary band.
Check out this summary and commentary and the book of i thessalonians. Only modern form critics have seriously doubted the pauls authorship and the authenticity of 1 thessalonians, but their conclusions have not convinced many scholars. The second epistle to the thessalonians, commonly referred to as second thessalonians or 2 thessalonians is a book from the new testament of the christian bible. Paul wrote 1 thessalonians and sent it to the church. Those who think christians are worse are mistaken, because atheists have created more atrocities, like hitler, stalin, mao zedong. The first epistle to the thessalonians chapter one objectives in studying this chapter 1 to understand how the virtues of faith, hope, and love should express themselves 2 to notice the potential a new congregation has for spreading the good news of the gospel of christ, and being a positive example to all believers summary joined by. First and second thessalonians comprise some of the earliest new testament writings. Nine of these book are letters to local churches like the one in thessalonica.
The first epistle was penned at corinth by the apostle paul in response to timothys report on the progress of the church they had recently established there 3. Summary of the book of 1 thessalonians story of the. First, they are said to have turned to god from idols. Grace be unto you, and peace, from god our father, and the lord jesus christ.
The bible book of 1 thessalonians with full chapters, footnotes and bible commentary to aid your bible search, reading, and study. For it will not be, unless the departure comes first. Next chapter of 1 thessalonians the book of 1 thessalonians, chapter 1 we hope that you find the content of the book of 1 thessalonians, chapter 1 from the douay rheims version of the catholic bible helpful to your bible studies and for references which allow you to read the books and individual verses of this chapter. The book of 1 thessalonians was written in approximately a. The book of 1 st thessalonians is a pauline epistle letter from paul. First thessalonians it is generally supposed that pauls first epistle to the thessalonians is the first book of the new testament that was ever written.291 828 1164 98 1130 1292 1667 294 1463 1157 680 253 1041 1001 1365 961 937 1229 291 778 446 488 624 646 856 1039 1433 497 318 1268 1495 212 84 295 909 1251 164 132 400 391