The relationship of 1 Thessalonians 5 to the rapture has been debated by both pretribulationists and BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 1:6". BibliographyGill, John. Chapter 1 Greetings from Paul, Silas and Timothy 1:1 Thanks and prayer to God 1:2-4 How the Thessalonians accepted the good news about Jesus 1:5-10 Chapter 2 How Paul and his friends came to Thessalonica 2:1-4 In chapter 2 of 1 Thessalonians, Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy remind the community of the time they spent in their midst. 1 Thessalonians 5:28 "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. In 1 Thessalonians Chapter 3, Paul explained to the church why Timothy had been sent to them and why Paul remained in Athens. received the word in much affliction — (1 Thessalonians 2:14; 1 Thessalonians 3:2-5; Acts 17:5-10). For you yourselves know that we are destined * for this. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/1-thessalonians-1.html. We refer more particularly to your attitude towards the Word, which was marked by a deep inward joy notwithstanding much outward affliction. Deeper Discoveries (optional): Look in the study notes of your Bible, a Bible handbook, or online website such as www.bible.org to find out about this area and its history, the people, government, commerce, religion, … 7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 6. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 1:6". "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 1:6". "Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you." The Apostle Paul wrote it about 52-54 A.D. and it was one of his earliest written letters. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/1-thessalonians-1.html. "Family Bible New Testament". 1 There is no need to write to you, brothers and sisters, about the times and occasions when these things will happen. Occurring very rarely in profane Gk. (11-13) Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5 CHAPTER 3. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/1-thessalonians-1.html. joyful endurance in spirit under sufferings. Holy Ghost is used in the same way as it is in 1 Thessalonians 1:5. BibliographySchaff, Philip. (c) With joy which comes from the Holy Spirit. ΄ιμηταί ‘imitators’ (R.V.) 4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. BibliographyBurkitt, William. 1 Thessalonians 1 Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Coming of Christ is a COMFORTING HOPE, Chapter 4:13-18 (What death means to a Christian; what the Rapture means to the church.) b 3 When people are saying, “Peace and security,” then sudden disaster comes upon them, like labor pains upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 1999. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 1:6". In this latter case καθὼς οἴδατε … διʼ ὑμᾶς, 1 Thessalonians 1:5, is a parenthesis. Vigilance. It is authored by Paul the Apostle, likely written in Corinth in about 50-51 CE for the church in Thessalonica. "The oil of gladness" wherewith the Son of God was 'anointed above His fellows' (Ps. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 1:6". BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Our moderation as to all earthly things should be known to all men. 1 Thessalonians 1 is the first chapter of the First Epistle to the Thessalonians in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. 2. Who does the "we" include in verse 1? πολλ. of a word transformed to meet a special want in the religions vocabulary. It is probable that preaching on the pure and holy life of the Lord Jesus might be made a much more important means of the conversion of sinners than it is. ), but after his expulsion it had greatly increased (1 Thessalonians 2:14, 1 Thessalonians 3:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 3:5). "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 1:6". Chapter. He says, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, that we may know that it is not by the instigation of the flesh, or by the promptings of their own nature, that men will be ready and eager to obey God, but that this is the work of God’s Spirit. And ye - answering to "For our gospel" (1 Thessalonians 1:5). There was joy in their conversion - in the evidence of pardoned sin - in the hope of heaven; see the notes, Acts 8:8. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". χαρὰ πνεύματος ἁγίου] is not joy in the Holy Ghost, but a joy or joyfulness which proceeds from the Holy Ghost, is produced by Him (comp. The fact of the “election” of the Thessalonians was shown by the character of the message given them and by this sincere acceptance of it (Lightfoot). 6. The key personalities in this book are the Apostle Paul, Timothy, and Silas. The point of resemblance between himself and them which had chiefly struck Paul, was the joyful spirit in which they endured the affliction consequent on their reception of the Gospel. 6.] 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a … 1 Concerning times and seasons, brothers, you have no need for anything to be written to you. with much joy of the Holy Ghost; not with a carnal joy, or with a mere flash of natural affection, as in the stony ground hearers, and in the Jews, who rejoiced for a while in John's ministry, and in Herod, who sometimes heard him gladly; but with a spiritual joy of the Holy Ghost's producing in them, applying the word with power to them, giving them a spiritual gust of it, and pleasure in it, raising in their souls a joy upon the most solid foundation. 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