First Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians

Thessalonica is in the region of Macedonia.
Paul had established the Thessalonian church on his second missionary journey.

Paul makes several references to Christ's second coming.
Chapter 1
Paul, Silvanus (Silas), and Timothy greet the church of the Thessalonians.
Paul mentions that the people of Thessalonica turned from idols to serve the living and true God.
Chapter 2

Paul speaks about his missionary work. He tells the people:
[19] For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
[20] For ye are our glory and joy.
Verse 19 cross-references with scriptures about Christ's second coming. See Revelations 1:7 and 22:12.
 Chapter 3
Paul refers to his tribulations. He then expresses his joy for the saints at Thessalonica.
[12] And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
[13] To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
Chapter 4
Paul warns against fornication and fraud. He encourages the saints to love one another.
Paul teaches about the resurrection and the second coming of Christ:
[13] But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
[14] For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
[15] For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
[16] For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
[17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
[18] Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Chapter 5
Paul tells the people to prepare for the second coming of Christ, which day "cometh as a thief in the night."
Paul reminds the saints to be "patient toward all men."
Paul also teaches:
[5] Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
Second Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians
Prepare for the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Chapter 1
Paul, Silvanus (Silas), and Timothy again greet the church of the Thessalonians.
Paul tells the saints:
[4] So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
Christ will be "glorified in his saints" when he returns.
Chapter 2
Apostasy, or a falling away, is to precede the Second Coming. The "man of sin" or "son of predition" will sit in the temple of God and claim to be God (verses 2-4).
Some Christians refer to the "man of sin" as the Antichrist. Cross-reference with Matthew 24:5 & 24:24.
The Lord will destroy the Antichrist with the spirit of his mouth and the brightness of his coming (verse 8).
Paul also teaches:
[16] Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
[17] Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
Chapter 3
Paul preaches about work:
[10] For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
[11] For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
[12] Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
[13] But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

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