Category Archives: II Thessalonians

II Thessalonians 3:16-18 — Finding peace

I couldn’t help but notice the similarity in Paul’s words in verse 16 and his words in I Thessalonians 5:23-24. In the latter, he writes, May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole … Continue reading

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II Thessalonians 3:6-15 — When we discipline a brother or sister

It’s never pleasant to confront a brother or sister in Christ. Anyone who thinks it is should probably be the last person to do so. Still, there are times when it is necessary. And here Paul gives us some insight … Continue reading

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II Thessalonians 3:6-13 — A hypocrite? Or an example?

Too often, Christians are called hypocrites. Too often, they are. But Paul wasn’t. Apparently, when he came to Thessalonica, he noticed from the beginning some problems with people who were lazy. It was so bad, he actually straight out laid down … Continue reading

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II Thessalonians 3:1-5 — When we’re in the midst of trial

I’ve mentioned many times that God has never promised us an easy life. Paul certainly didn’t have an easy life. He was beaten and persecuted for the sake of the gospel. He was shipwrecked and stretched beyond his ability to … Continue reading

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II Thessalonians 2 — Hope through tribulation

I’ve mentioned before that I do believe that most Christians will live to see the Antichrist and that the rapture will not happen until Jesus comes to destroy him. This passage is one reason why I think so. One argument … Continue reading

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II Thessalonians 2 — Why many will perish

In chapter 1, there is a disturbing passage. Paul tells the Thessalonians, God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you…He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of … Continue reading

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II Thessalonians 1 — That God may be glorified in you and you in him

Nobody likes suffering. And it’s easy to question why God allows it. But here we find some answers in Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians. As I’ve mentioned before, the Thessalonian church was started in the midst of persecution. Paul … Continue reading

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