By Jacob W. Elias
Jacob W. Elias invitations us to pay attention in whereas Paul and his missionary partners inspire and warn believers in old Thessalonica. Elias exhibits Paul dealing pastorally with daily issues of church lifestyles whereas reminding his converts in regards to the huge photo. What God has performed during the dying and resurrection of Jesus Christ will but be dropped at wonderful final touch. The church has an energetic function to play in God's redemptive venture on this planet. this present day, apocalyptic biblical texts are frequently missed or misused. yet Elias tells how the gospel proclaimed to the Thessalonians undergirds the nurture of church buildings marked by way of religion, love, and wish.
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6. Some conflict about the role of congregational leaders and the exercise of spiritual gifts in the congregation (5:12-22). (adapted from Jewett, 1986:91-109) The fourth stage in this "conversation" between the missionaries and these converts cannot be reconstructed with confidence. It is also difficult to ascertain how much time elapsed between the first letter and the follow-up letter. Likely it was less than a year. In any case, further news from Thessalonica somehow comes to Paul, and some Page 30 of the news is not good.
Who are these writers? According to Acts, Paul and Silas worked together in missionary endeavors from Antioch through Asia Minor to Troas and across the Aegean Sea to Macedonia (Acts 15:317:15). Timothy, whose partnership in the gospel is explicit in the first letter (1:1; 3:1-2), also appears in Luke's narrative as Paul's missionary companion both before and after the mission to Thessalonica (Acts 16:1-6; 17:14-15). Thus Timothy was also involved in Thessalonica. [Chronology of Paul's Life, p.
A few years later, when I was enrolled as a student at the University of Saskatchewan, my roommates invited me to join a Bible study group. As a student at Mennonite Biblical Seminary during the 1960s, I became increasingly interested in biblical studies under the dedicated tutelage of Howard H. Charles, William Klassen, Jacob J. Enz, Millard C. Lind, and others. During my doctoral studies at Toronto School of Theology, I pursued scholarly work in New Testament under such scholars as Richard N.
1 And 2 Thessalonians (Believers Church Bible Commentary) by Jacob W. Elias