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THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL
TO THE
THESSALONIANS

Author: Paul with Silvanus and Timothy (1:1).

Time of Writing: Approximately A.D. 54, as with the first Epistle (1:1).

Place of Writing: Corinth.

Recipient: The church of the Thessalonians (1:1).


Subject:
Encouragement and Correction
concerning the Holy Life for the Church Life

CHAPTER 1

I. Introduction
1:1-2


1 aPaul and Silvanus and Timothy to the 1church of the 2Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


II. The Content --
Encouragement and Correction
concerning the Holy Life for the Church
1:3--3:15

A. Encouragement --
A Life Worthy of the Kingdom of God
1:3-12

3 We ought to athank God always concerning you, brothers, even as it is fitting, because your 1bfaith grows exceedingly and the love of each one of you all to one another is increasing,

4 So that we ourselves aboast in you among the churches of God concerning your 1endurance and faith in all your bpersecutions and the afflictions which you bear,

5 A plain aindication of the 1righteous judgment of God, that you may be accounted bworthy of the 2ckingdom of God, for which also you suffer;

6 Since it is just with God to repay with affliction those afflicting you,

7 And to you who are being afflicted, 1rest with us at the arevelation of the Lord Jesus from bheaven with the cangels of His power, in flaming dfire,

8 Rendering vengeance to those who do anot know God and to those who do not bobey the gospel of our Lord Jesus 1Christ.

9 They will pay the penalty of eternal adestruction from the 1presence of the Lord and from the bglory of His strength

10 When He acomes to be 1bglorified in His saints and to be marveled at in all those who have believed (because our ctestimony to you was believed) in dthat day.

11 For which also we apray always concerning you, that our God may count you bworthy of your calling and may fulfill in cpower your every 1good intention for goodness and your dwork of faith,

12 So that the aname of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the 1grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.