The Epistles of Paul 14 of the 27 Books in the NT aka: Pauline Epistles in B.D. Whats an Epistle?
The Epistles of Paul Communication by courier through direct word, or by letter to local priesthood authorities, was the fastest way that church authorities could respond to local
needs and problems Why communicate so much by letter? The Epistles of Paul The arrangement is neither chronological, geographical, nor
alphabetical, but by length, in descending order from the longest (Romans) to the shortest (Philemon). In what historical sequence were they written?
The Epistles of Paul This is the case except with the epistle to the Hebrews, which was placed last because some have questioned whether or not it was written by Paul.
In what historical sequence were they written? Written during his 2nd Mission Pauls 1st Epistle to the
Thessalonians Epistle to the Thessalonians Thessalonic a Corint h
Written from where? Epistle to the Thessalonians Thessalonic a Corint h
Why was it written? Epistle to the Thessalonians The Thessalonian saints were had many questions about the 2nd Coming of Christ. Paul wrote these words of encouragement and
strength and addressed their questions. Epistle to the Thessalonians After Paul and Silas were forced out of the city by the Jewish leaders (Acts 17:1-9) the saints remained faithful despite
persecution. Timothy sent word to Paul that they remained faithful Epistle to the Thessalonians The Thessalonian Saints misunderstood certain aspects of the Second Coming. They worried
that Church members in Thessalonica who had died would not be able to experience the blessings of the Second Coming. Correcting & Instructing in Doctrine
Art of Letter Writing Greeting Introduction: Some Background How things are going with him
Reminder of work previously done among them s s e h T
1 3 Instruction Close & Conclusion Epistle to the Thessalonians Whats the
point? Whats he trying to get us to understand? 1st Clue: 1 Thess 3:8 Stand fast in the Lord
2nd Clue: 1 Thess 3:1213 Increase in Love towards all people Epistle to the Thessalonians 1 Thess 3-5
Figuring it all out & putting it together Epistle to the Thessalonians Is it gonna be a GREAT or a DREADFUL day? What are you most excited about regarding the 2nd Coming?
Doctrinal Truths about the 2nd Coming 1 Thessalonians 4:1314, 16 Faithful Saints who die before the 2nd Coming will be resurrected when Christ comes again 1 Thessalonians 4:15a, 17
Faithful Saints who are alive at the 2nd Coming will be caught up to meet Jesus Christ when He comes 1 Thessalonians 5:4-8 If we are faithful and watch for the signs preceding the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, then we will be prepared when He comes again
Watch https://youtu.be/ySs6_oEs-Cc Epistle to the Thessalonians Preparing for he Second Coming Preparing for the 2nd
Coming Preparing for the 2nd Coming Preparing for the 2nd Coming Preparing for the 2nd
Coming Elder David A. Bednar: If something we think, see, hear, or do distances us from the Holy Ghost, then we should stop thinking, seeing, hearing, or doing that thing. If that which is intended to entertain, for example, alienates us from the Holy Spirit, then certainly that type of entertainment is not for us. Because the Spirit cannot abide that which is vulgar, crude, or immodest, then clearly such things are not for us. Because we estrange the Spirit of the Lord when we engage in activities we know we should shun, then such things definitely are
not for us. As we become ever more immersed in the Spirit of the Lord, we should strive to recognize impressions when they come and the influences or events that cause us to withdraw ourselves from the Holy Ghost (That We May Always Have His Spirit to Be with Us, Ensign May 2006, 30) Preparing for the 2nd Coming
Preparing for the 2nd Coming Preparing for the 2nd Coming President James E. Faust taught: I strongly urge you that if there is any question in your minds or hearts about whether your personal conduct is right or wrong, dont do it.
It is the responsibility of the prophets of God to teach the word of God, not to spell out every jot and tittle of human conduct. If we are conscientiously trying to avoid not only evil but the very appearance of evil, we will act for ourselves and not be acted upon (The Devils Throat, Ensign or Liahona, May 2003, 51). Preparing for the 2nd Coming
Never stop praying Rejoice always In everything give thanks Quench not the spirit Hold fast to that which is good Abstain from all appearance of evil
Epistle to the Thessalonians Tomorrow: Pauls 2nd Epistle to the Thessalonians
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