1-2 Thessalonians – Introduction

This chapter forms an introduction to both 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians. Introductory matters discussed include the city of Thessalonica, the church of Thessalonica, authorship, literary dependence of 2 Thessalonians on 1 Thessalonians, and eschatological differences between the two letters.

A Study Commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians - Opening Section and Thanksgiving

This is the first chapter of a commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians. These books were written to encourage the church in her growth, and to offer guidance around doctrinal issues facing the church, especially regarding the Second Coming. This section focuses on the authorship of 1 Thessalonians, the purpose and occasion for the letter, and a exposition of 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10.