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1 Thessalonians by Pastor Teacher Bill Wenstrom

Introduction-Canonicity, Literary Genre, Form, Structure, and Unity

Introduction-Authorship and Recipients

Introduction-Place of Origin and Destination

Introduction-Date, Occasion and Purposes of the Epistle 

Introduction-The Major Themes of First Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians 1:1-The Greeting of the Letter

1 Thessalonians 1:2-Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy Thanked the Father for the Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians 1:3-The Thessalonians Responded Obediently to the Gospel

1 Thessalonians 1:4-The Thessalonians Were Loved and Elected by God

1 Thessalonians 1:5a-The Holy Spirit’s Power was Manifested to the Thessalonians by the Proclamation of the Gospel

1 Thessalonians 1:5b-The Thessalonians Were Convinced that Paul, Silas, and Timothy Were Godly Men Lesson # 11

1 Thessalonians 1:6-The Thessalonians Received the Gospel By Faith in the Midst of Great Adversity with a Joy Produced by the Holy Spirit Lesson # 12

1 Thessalonians 1:7-The Thessalonians Became an Example to All the Believers in Macedonia and Achaia Lesson # 13

1 Thessalonians 1:8-The Thessalonians’ Faith Toward God Spread Throughout the Empire and Consequently, the Message of the Lord Lesson # 14

1 Thessalonians 1:9-Christians Throughout the Roman Empire Were Sharing Information About the Thessalonians’ Conversion to Christianity Lesson # 15

1 Thessalonians 1:10-The Thessalonians Were Waiting Expectantly for Jesus, God’s Son to Deliver Them from the Coming Wrath Lesson # 16

1 Thessalonians 2:1-The Thessalonians are Called to Bear Witness to the Character and Integrity of Paul, Silvanus and Timothy Lesson # 17

1 Thessalonians 2:2-Paul and His Companions Suffered for Proclaiming the Gospel in Philippi and Thessalonica Lesson # 18

1 Thessalonians 2:3-Paul and His Companions Appeal to the Thessalonians Was Never from Error, Impurity or By Means of Deception Lesson # 19

1 Thessalonians 2:4-Paul and His Companions Were Entrusted with the Gospel and Sought to Please God Rather than People Lesson # 20