Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture

A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey

series: Reading Christian Scripture

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19: 1 Thessalonians

Study Questions

  1. Describe the characteristics of Paul’s ministry among the Thessalonians as seen in chapter 2. What does he compare his care for them to?
  2. List all the descriptions of the Thessalonian believers found in 1 Thessalonians 1–2.
  3. How does 1 Thessalonians describe what is commonly referred to as the rapture? How does this differ from the “left behind” idea?
  4. Describe what the word “prophecy” or “prophesying” has meant throughout church history.