1 Thessalonians Chapter 5

  1. Why is there no need to write to us about the times and the seasons?
  2. Why is the day of the Lord like thief at night?
  3. Peace and Safety?
  4. Can that Day overtake you?
  5. What Day?
  6. Compare light and day versus night and darkness?
  7. Looking at verse 8, where else do find this mentioned in the bible?
  8. What is meant by “we wake or sleep”?
  9. How do you recognized those who “over you in the Lord”?
  10. Where else do you find “the will of God” in the bible?
  11. What is meant by verse 23?
  12. How often do you depart from some one the way Paul does here at the end of 1 Thessalonians?

1 Thessalonians Chapter 4

  1. Does anyone urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ that you should bound more and more?
  2. Since we know the law ended with John, Matthew 11:13, what commandments were given in verse 2?
  3. Looking at verses 3 – 8 how does this affect your life?
  4. What is meant by verse 5?
  5. What is brotherly love?
  6. Looking at the first 12 verses, how do you see Genesis 2:24 or does it not apply here?
  7. How do you relate to verses 13 – 18?
  8. Do you have relatives who have died and do you wonder what their status is?
  9. Where else is the “Trumpet of God” used in the bible?
  10. How does verse 18 compare Habakkuk 1:5?

1 Thessalonians Chapter 3

  1. Chapter 3 is divided into 3 parts. Can you see where they are and what they are?
  2. Why did Paul face the tribulation?
  3. Why did Paul need to know their faith?
  4. What did Timothy bring?
  5. Explain verse 8?
  6. For what thanks can be rendered to God for you?
  7. What is your feeling about verses 12 & 13?

1 Thessalonians Chapter 2

  1. What was not in vain?
  2. Looking at verse 2 are you bold in our God?
  3. Have you been approved by God?
  4. As we live in the world do you seek the glory from the world?
  5. Looking at verse 9, is that still the case now?
  6. How about your church?
  7. Do you have a walk worthy of God?
  8. Has Satan hindered your testimony or walk?

1 Thessalonians Chapter 1

  1. Can you compare this letter to both a parable by Matthew and a church named by Jesus in the book of Revelation?
  2. What is the difference between the first and second time God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ is used?
  3. What can you learn from the way Paul starts this letter?
  4. What is their work of faith?
  5. What is their labor of love?
  6. What is their patience of hope?
  7. What does “your election by God” mean?
  8. What power was used?
  9. Do you have the joy of The Holy Spirit?
  10. Are you an example to all the believers around you?
  11. Can the people that are close to you compare you to verses 8 – 10?
  12. What is “the wrath to come”?

Overview of 1 Thessalonians

The church of Thessalonians, their faith, hope, love and perseverance in the face of persecution was exemplary.

Paul encourages them to excel in their new found faith, to increase in their love for one another and to rejoice, pray and give thanks always. Paul closes his letter with instructions regarding the return of the Lord, whose advent signifies hope and comfort for believers both living and dead.

In Paul’s time Thessalonica was a prominent seaport and the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia.

You can compare the book of Thessalonians to the letter of the Church of Philadelphia, written by Jesus and the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price written by Matthew.

Christ is seen as the believer’s hope of salvation both now and at His 2nd coming. When He will deliver, reward, perfect, resurrect and sanctify all who trust in Him