Cross-References. You know as well as I that the day of the Master’s coming can’t be posted on our calendars. 3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. About six months later (a.d. 51/52) he sent 2 Thessalonians in response to further information about the church there. To stand strong … You are the way God sends his message of love to others. Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. Everything in 2 Thessalonians contributes to these twin themes of endurance through suffering and the eternal scope of divine grace. And may the Master pour on the love so it fills your lives and splashes over on everyone around you, just as it does from us to you. 1 Thessalonians 3 Paul's Longing to See Them Again. An appointment to affliction. When we were with you, we made it quite clear that there was trouble ahead. Paul Sends Timothy To Thessalonica Timothy's Positive Report Prayer For The Church. Ch. It’s especially gratifying to know that you continue to think well of us, and that you want to see us as much as we want to see you! 1 Thessalonians 3 Paul's Longing to See Them Again. (1-3) Why Paul sent Timothy to the Thessalonians. In return for its support of Augustus, the Romans made Thessalonica a free city in 43 B.C. We loved you dearly. Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? 2 and sent Timothy to get you up and about, cheering you on so you wouldn't be discouraged by these hard times. This is a delightfully revealing letter, showing the heart of the apostle toward these new Christians, and also showing the struggles that were present in the early church. Ch. Keep yourselves from sexual promiscuity. An appointment to affliction. Try it for 30 days FREE. And may the Master pour on the love so it fills your lives and splashes over on everyone around you, just as it does from us to you. Jesus’ work delivers believers from the coming day of the Lord, when God’s wrath will be revealed. It was written to a struggling, yet vigorous church that was only a few months old, made up of Christians who had just come to Christ under Paul's ministry. You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. We ask you - urge is more like it - that you keep on doing what we told you to do to please God, not in a dogged religious plod, but in a living, spirited dance. He's a brother and companion in the faith, God's man in spreading the Message, preaching Christ. We were sure of ourselves in God, and went right ahead and said our piece, presenting God's Message to you, defiant of the opposition. You saw with your own eyes how discreet and courteous we were among you, with keen … Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. 1 Thessalonians 2 The Message (MSG). 4 Learn to appreciate and give dignity to your body, 5 not abusing it, as is so common among those who know nothing of God. The Global Message of 1 Thessalonians. 9-10 What would be an adequate thanksgiving to offer God for all the joy we experience before him because of you? The global message of Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians is that amid suffering, believers must remember the sovereign grace that has rescued them in Jesus Christ. In the middle of our trouble and hard times here, just knowing how you’re doing keeps us going. And may the Master pour on the love so it fills your lives and splashes over on everyone around you, just as it does from us to you. 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