2 Thessalonians 3

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2Th 3:1          For what did Paul request prayer?  What picture does the phrase “run and be glorified” conjure up?  See 1 Cor 9:24.  How can the word of God “run and be glorified”?  See 1 Thess 1:5,8, 2:1,13. 2Th 3:2          What does this verse teach us about Paul’s present circumstances in Corinth?  See Acts 18:6,9,12-17.  Given the…

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2 Thessalonians 2

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2Th 2:1         What three terms does Paul use as referring to the same event in this verse and the next?  Note: recall that the “coming” of the Lord is from the Greek “parousia” which refers to His coming to be present; see Mat 24:3, 1 Thess 3:13, 4:15, 5:23.  What event does our “gathering together” to…

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2 Thessalonians 1

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Background:   Shortly after Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians he heard of some additional problems that had arisen among them that he needed to address.  They were still experiencing persecution for their faith, and so he writes in this letter to encourage them to persevere in their afflictions, reminding them that the day of the…

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