2 Thessalonians

Who Shines for God?

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 1:1-8 

Who do the best of the best praise?  They praise those who truly shine.  When we think of faithful disciples, what characteristics shine?

Cultivating a Godly Attitude toward Persecution and Suffering

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 1:9-12 

We say we want God’s best for us.  However, sometimes wanting that best requires something greater than common sense.  It requires believing in God’s character over what we are experiencing.

The Man of Lawlessness

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 2:1-10 

When we think about the end times, we can shy away from the parts that bother us.  However, if God has revealed it, we must be ready.

Responding to the Hard Stuff

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 2:11-16 

As we would expect, the response of believers to the end times should be different from the lost.  It is the same with our everyday struggles.  Is it?

Pray

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5

Like the rest of our Christian life, there isn’t some special path to being a super Christian.  What it takes to pray well is faithfulness. Let’s start here.

Do as I Do

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 3:6-10

Live, don’t Meddle

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 3:11-12 

It is a funny thing to think of the interesting characteristics of a random group of people.  However, would anyone want to qualify as a busybody?

What about the Unrepentant?

Scripture(s): 2 Thessalonians 3:13-17

Ignoring the sins of others doesn’t have to come due to sin or complacency. Sometimes, familiarity makes us comfortable with the lack of growth in ourselves or others. Paul challenges us to be different.