Chapter 12 – I and II Thessalonians

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Name the author of the books of I and II Thessalonians.
  • Identify to whom the books were written.
  • State the purposes for I and II Thessalonians.
  • Write the Key Verses of the books of I and II Thessalonians from memory.
  • State the Life and Ministry Principles for the books.

I THESSALONIANS

INTRODUCTION

AUTHOR: Paul
TO WHOM: Believers at Thessalonica
PURPOSE: To confirm that the Lord is coming back: To commend and exhort for the faith and correct false doctrine. Paul also answers false charges against his ministry.
KEY VERSES: I Thessalonians 4:16-18
LIFE AND MINISTRY PRINCIPLE: Comfort should focus on the glorious hope of the return of Jesus Christ.
MAIN CHARACTERS: Paul, Silvanus, Timotheus

II THESSALONIANS

INTRODUCTION

AUTHOR: Paul
TO WHOM: Church at Thessalonica
PURPOSE: To instruct believers waiting for the return of the Lord.
KEY VERSE: II Thessalonians 2:3
LIFE AND MINISTRY PRINCIPLE: Since there will be a great falling away before the day of the Lord, it is important to teach and live by sound doctrine.
MAIN CHARACTERS: Paul, Silvanus, and Timotheus

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.