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1 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Acts 16: 6-10 Acts 16: 6-10 being drawn to Macedonia

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3 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Acts 16: 6-10 Acts 16: 6-10 being drawn to Macedonia Acts 17: 1-10 Acts 17: 1-10 some success, some trouble

4 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! …but don’t forget what you’re supposed to be doing in the meantime.

5 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 1 I Thessalonians 1 We thank God for you & the example you’ve become

6 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 1: 9-10 I Thessalonians 1: 9-10 loving service expectant hope

7 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 1: 4-7 I Thessalonians 1: 4-7 we followed Christ you followed us & Christ they followed you & us & Christ I Corinthians 11: 1Philippians 3: 17 I Timothy 4: 12Titus 2: 7 I Corinthians 11: 1Philippians 3: 17 I Timothy 4: 12Titus 2: 7

8 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Corinthians 11: 1 I Corinthians 11: 1 “Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ”

9 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 1: 4-5 I Thessalonians 1: 4-5 Heart - conviction Mind – (words) - intellect Soul – Holy Spirit

10 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 1: 3 I Thessalonians 1: 3 James 2: 17 Faith workJames 2: 17 I John 3: Love laborI John 3: Romans 5: 3-5 Hope enduranceRomans 5: 3-5

11 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 2: 1-16 I Thessalonians 2: 1-16 The motive behind the message

12 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 2: 3-6a I Thessalonians 2: 3-6a Their motives vs. our motives

13 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 2: 6b-12 I Thessalonians 2: 6b-12 What did we look like among you?

14 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 2: 13-14a I Thessalonians 2: 13-14a The fruits of our labor: ~ acceptance of the Word ~ imitators

15 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 2: 14b-16 I Thessalonians 2: 14b-16 Harsh words for some fellow Jews: ~persecuted the church~killed Jesus~ killed prophets~drove us out~ displease God~hostile to all men~ keeps us from speaking to the Gentiles for their salvation The wrath of God!

16 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 2: I Thessalonians 2: When Christ comes: ~ YOU will be our hope, our joy, and our glory! Philippians 2: 1-2 III John 3-4

17 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 3: 1-5 I Thessalonians 3: 1-5 Lest trials damage your faith Lest the tempter destroy our work

18 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 3: 6-13 I Thessalonians 3: 6-13 you encourage us you are our joy can’t wait to see you again

19 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Romans 5: 15 Romans 5: 15 “For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God's grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!”

20 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 3: I Thessalonians 3: From the increase of love May He strengthen your hearts SO THAT Blameless & holy in God’s presence When Jesus comes I John 4: 16b-17

21 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 4: 1-12 I Thessalonians 4: 1-12 Your faith is great – now live it! That’s right – even among the heathens & their influence – you have to be different. That means…

22 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 4: 4-5 I Thessalonians 4: 4-5 “…every act of his life is or can be as truly sacred as prayer or baptism or the Lord’s Supper.” The Pursuit of God A.W. Tozer

23 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 4: 9-10 I Thessalonians 4: 9-10 more & more Am I growing? Or stagnant? II Peter 1: 5-8

24 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 4: I Thessalonians 4: Lead a quiet life Lead a quiet life Mind your own business Mind your own business Work with your hands Work with your hands SO THAT…

25 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 4: I Thessalonians 4: Win respect of outsiders Win respect of outsiders Not be dependent on anybody Not be dependent on anybody

26 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! II Thessalonians 3: 6-15 II Thessalonians 3: 6-15 You don’t work, you don’t eat You don’t work, you don’t eat Follow our example

27 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! II Thessalonians 3: II Thessalonians 3: When we are idle When we are idle When we tire of doing When we tire of doing what’s right We become busy-bodies

28 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! II Thessalonians 3: II Thessalonians 3: idleness & busy-ness are closer partners than we think idleness & busy-ness are closer partners than we think They are both a loss of focus

29 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! II Thessalonians 3: II Thessalonians 3: don’t associate with him – but don’t associate with him – but don’t forget, he’s your brother Galatians 6: 1

30 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 4: 13-5: 11 I Thessalonians 4: 13-5: 11 II Thessalonians 2: 1-12 II Thessalonians 2: 1-12 The return of the Lord

31 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Matthew 23: Matthew 23: Turning from the Temple But isn’t Jesus coming real soon?

32 Matthew 24: 1-2

33 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! “not one stone…” Matthew 24: 3 Matthew 24: 3 1) When will this happen? 2) What will be the sign of Your coming? 3) What will be the sign of the end of the age?

34 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! “when?” Matthew 24: 34 Matthew 24: 34 “This generation will certainly not pass away…”

35 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 4: 14 I Thessalonians 4: 14 “We believe…” Jesus died & rose again AND SO… God will bring with Jesus…

36 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Jesus died, but Jesus died, but those in Him fall asleep Romans 6: 10 John 8: 51

37 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! God will bring with Jesus God will bring with Jesus Those asleep in Him, holy ones, angels… Zechariah 14: 5 I Thessalonians 3: 13 Matthew 25: 31 Luke 20: 34-36

38 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 4: 15 I Thessalonians 4: 15 in a certain order in a certain order I Corinthians 15: 51

39 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Thessalonians 4: I Thessalonians 4: Jesus comes down from heaven Command, voice, trumpet Dead in Christ rise first Alive in Christ rise next Together with the Lord forever “encourage each other…”

40 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! II Thessalonians 2: 1 II Thessalonians 2: 1 Coming of our Lord Our being gathered to Him “as a hen gathers her chicks…”

41 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! I Corinthians 15: I Thessalonians 4: 17 I Thessalonians 4: 17 Caught up together Rapture – from the Latin Vulgate ~ 400 A.D.

42 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Revelation 1: 7 Acts 1: 9-12 I Thessalonians 4: 17 I Thessalonians 4: 17 Trumpet calls – then – “in the clouds”

43 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Revelation 1: 7 – every eye Zechariah 12: Matthew 24: I Thessalonians 4: 17 I Thessalonians 4: 17 Who will see Him?

44 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Matthew 24: Revelation 7: 1 I Thessalonians 4: 17 I Thessalonians 4: 17 The gathering – angels, 4 corners/winds

45 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Matthew 24: Revelation 8 Revelation 1: 10 I Corinthians 15: I Thessalonians 4: 16 I Thessalonians 4: 16 The trumpet

46 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! A day of judgment & wrath I Thessalonians 5: 1-3 I Thessalonians 5: 1-3 II Thessalonians 2: 1-3 II Thessalonians 2: 1-3 The Day of the Lord

47 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Matthew 24: I Thessalonians 5: 1-3 I Thessalonians 5: 1-3 II Thessalonians 2: 1-3 II Thessalonians 2: 1-3 The Day of the Lord Day & hour unknown

48 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Shouldn’t surprise you Shouldn’t surprise you Be prepared Be prepared I Thessalonians 5: 1-8 I Thessalonians 5: 1-8 The Day of the Lord Like a thief

49 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! II Peter 3: Revelation 3: 1-3 Revelation 16: 15 I Thessalonians 5: 1-8 I Thessalonians 5: 1-8 The Day of the Lord Like a thief

50 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! II Peter 3: 3-7 I Thessalonians 5: 1-8 I Thessalonians 5: 1-8 The Day of the Lord Watch for scoffers

51 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Ezekiel 38: I Thessalonians 5: 3 I Thessalonians 5: 3 The Day of the Lord Peace & safety

52 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Isaiah 13: 6-9 Jeremiah 6, 13, 30 Micah 4 I Thessalonians 5: 3 I Thessalonians 5: 3 The Day of the Lord Labor pains, armies

53 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Matthew 24: 4-8 I Thessalonians 5: 3 I Thessalonians 5: 3 The Day of the Lord Labor pains

54 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Rebellion Man of lawlessness II Thessalonians 2: 3 II Thessalonians 2: 3 That day will not come until… - coming of our Lord - Our being gathered to Him - Day of the Lord

55 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Matthew 24: II Thessalonians 2: 3 II Thessalonians 2: 3 Rebellion

56 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! II Thessalonians 2: 3-12 II Thessalonians 2: 3-12 The man of lawlessness (Currently being restrained) Oppose God Exalt himself over God Sets himself up in God’s temple Proclaims himself to be God In accordance with work of satan Counterfeit miracles, signs, & wonders Deception of unbelievers II Corinthians 4: 1-4

57 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! II Thessalonians 2: 3-12 II Thessalonians 2: 3-12 The man of lawlessness Daniel 7: 24b-25 Daniel 8: Daniel 11: 36-37

58 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! II Thessalonians 2: 3-12 II Thessalonians 2: 3-12 The man of lawlessness Revelation 13: 5-8 Matthew 24: 11, 15, 24 Isaiah 14: The original…

59 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Day of the Lord Day of the Lord Other common signs (OT) Isaiah 13: 9-10 Ezekiel 30: 3 Joel 2-3 Zephaniah 1: Zechariah 14: 6

60 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Day of the Lord Day of the Lord Other common signs (NT) Matthew 24: Mark 13 Luke 21 Acts 2 Revelation 6: 12-14

61 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Day of the Lord Day of the Lord OT Prophecy Daniel 9: 20-27

62 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Day of the Lord Day of the Lord OT Prophecy Daniel 9: Israel – you have 490 years to…

63 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Day of the Lord Day of the Lord OT Prophecy Daniel 11: B.C. – Antiochus Epiphanes

64 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Day of the Lord Day of the Lord OT Prophecy Daniel 9: Jeremiah 31: 31-34

65 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Day of the Lord Day of the Lord A desolate temple Matthew 23: 38 Matthew 24: 15

66 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Day of the Lord Day of the Lord NT Prophecy Matthew 24: Luke 19: A.D. - “destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood.”

67 “I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” Matthew 24: 2

68 “I tell you the truth, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” Matthew 24: 2

69 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! the seventh week (7 years) the seventh week (7 years) Wars & rumors of wars Pestilence, earthquakes False Christs & prophets (Matthew 24) Turmoil focused on Israel Daniel 9

70 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! the seventh week (7 years) the seventh week (7 years) Antichrist – present but restrained Covenant with many – sacrifice II Thess 2: 4 Rebellion – II Thess 2: 4 Daniel 11: 45 Set up in the temple – Daniel 11: 45 Daniel 9

71 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! the seventh week (7 years) the seventh week (7 years) Daniel 9:27 Antichrist – revealed – Daniel 9:27 II Thess 2: 8 II Thess 2: 5-8 The restrainer? II Thess 2: 5-8 Daniel 12: 1 Peace & safety for 3 1/2 years – I Thess 5: 3 Then destruction – I Thess 5: 3 Daniel 9

72 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! the seventh week (7 years) the seventh week (7 years) Daniel 9:27 – Matthew 24: Abomination of Desolation – Daniel 9:27 – Matthew 24: People flee Malachi 4: 5-6 Elijah comes – Malachi 4: 5-6 Revelation 11 – Matthew 17: 12 Daniel 9

73 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! the seventh week (7 years) the seventh week (7 years) Matthew 24: 22 For the sake of the Elect – Matthew 24: 22 Revelation 6: 9-11 More martyrs – Revelation 6: 9-11 Daniel 7: 25 II Thess 2: 9-12 More wicked - II Thess 2: 9-12 Matthew 24: Daniel 9

74 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! the seventh week (7 years) the seventh week (7 years) Daniel 7: 25 As the saints were handed over to the antichrist - Daniel 7: 25 The antichrist will be handed over to Jesus Christ and His saints - Daniel 7: God’s wrath begins

75 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! dispersion/ingathering dispersion/ingathering times of the gentiles times of the gentiles Deuteronomy 30: 1-5 Matthew 24: 14 Luke 21: 23b-24

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78 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! dispersion/ingathering dispersion/ingathering Isaiah 11: Amos 9: 8-15

79 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! times of the gentiles times of the gentiles Romans 11: 25

80 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Will I be deceived? Will I be deceived? Matthew 24: II Thessalonians 2: 5 Not if I know His voice

81 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! “keep you from the hour” “keep you from the hour” Revelation 3: 7-13 “Since you have kept My command…”

82 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! patient endurance patient endurance Matthew 10: 22 Matthew 24: 9-13 Revelation 2: 25 Revelation 13: 8-10 Revelation 14: I Corinthians 1: 7-9

83 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! no wrath for believers no wrath for believers I Thessalonians 1: 9b-10 I Thessalonians 5: 8-11 Romans 5: 8-9 “It is finished.”

84 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! no wrath for believers no wrath for believers “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!” Romans 5: 8-9

85 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! if we are here… if we are here… When it all begins, then we’ll know that in less than seven years…

86 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! if we are here… if we are here… Rather be spiritually prepared & not have to endure, than to be spiritually unprepared & have to endure!

87 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Since no one knows… Since no one knows… John 14: 1-4 I Thessalonians 4: 14 II Thessalonians 2: 1 I Thessalonians 5: 4 II Thessalonians 2: 3 I Thessalonians 5: 9

88 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Since no one knows, then what can we count on? Since no one knows, then what can we count on? John 14: 1-4 I Thessalonians 4: 14

89 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Since no one knows, then what can we count on? Since no one knows, then what can we count on? II Thessalonians 2: 1 I Thessalonians 5: 4 II Thessalonians 2: 3 I Thessalonians 5: 9

90 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Our hope is… Our hope is… I Thessalonians 4: 17 So we can… So we can… I Thessalonians 4: 18

91 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Until Christ comes, Until Christ comes, what do we do? I Thessalonians 5: 12-28

92 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Sit & wait for Him to come? No! Sit & wait for Him to come? No! Respect those who… II Thessalonians 3: in contrast… in contrast…

93 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Respect, highest regard Respect, highest regard Work hard Over you in the Lord Admonish you I Thessalonians 5: 12-13

94 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Respect, highest regard Respect, highest regard Direct affairs of church Preach & teach I Timothy 5: 17

95 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Over me ? Over me ? Admonish me ? Admonish me ? Who does he think he is? I Thessalonians 5: 12-13

96 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12: 18

97 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Peace & Unity go hand in hand Peace & Unity go hand in hand Ephesians 4: 2-3

98 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Warn the idle Warn the idle Encourage the timid Encourage the timid Help the weak Help the weak I Thessalonians 5: 14 Be patient with them all

99 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! “Let evil be rewarded with like evil. “Let evil be rewarded with like evil. But he that forgives and seeks reconcilement shall be rewarded by God. He does not love the wrongdoers. Those who seek to redress their wrongs incur no guilt.” Koran 42: Koran 42: I Thessalonians 5: 15

100 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! “You shall not kill any man whom Allah has forbidden you to kill, except for a just cause. If a man is slain unjustly, his heir shall be entitled to satisfaction. But let him not carry his vengeance too far, for his victim will in turn be assisted and avenged.” has forbidden you to kill, except for a just cause. If a man is slain unjustly, his heir shall be entitled to satisfaction. But let him not carry his vengeance too far, for his victim will in turn be assisted and avenged.” Koran 17: 32 Koran 17: 32 Romans 12: 17-21I Peter 3: 8-9

101 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Constant joy Constant joy Incessant prayer Incessant prayer Thanks for everything Thanks for everything I Thessalonians 5: 16-18

102 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! “ Do not put out (quench) the Spirit’s fire;” “ Do not put out (quench) the Spirit’s fire;” I Thessalonians 5: 19 Ephesians 4: 30 – “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit.”

103 Characteristics/works of the holy spirit Spirit gives life Spirit of truth Teaches, Guides Comforter Spirit of power LoveJoy Testifies of God PeaceGrace IntercessorSanctifies Gift giver Our deposit RevealerUnifierRenews

104 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! “ Do not put out (quench) the Spirit’s fire;” “ Do not put out (quench) the Spirit’s fire;” Leviticus 6: 8-15 Romans 12: 1-2 II Corinthians 2: 14-15

105 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Respect the teaching, Respect the teaching, but test it all – and avoid even the appearance of evil I Thessalonians 5: 20-22

106 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Prepare yourselves Prepare yourselves for His return! I Thessalonians 5: 23-28

107 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! We thank God for…? We thank God for…? We boast about…? We boast about…? Which is evidence of…? Which is evidence of…? II Thessalonians 1: 1-12

108 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! God is just God is just He will repay II Thessalonians 1: 6-10

109 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! “when the Lord Jesus is revealed…” “when the Lord Jesus is revealed…” II Thessalonians 1: 7 Revelation 19: Matthew 25: 31-33

110 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! Who will be punished & how will Who will be punished & how will they be punished? II Thessalonians 1: 8-9

111 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! If there is no God If there is no God then, no judgment, no heaven, nor hell BUT: II Thessalonians 1: 5 “all this is evidence…”

112 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! nothing good in hell nothing good in hell nothing bad in heaven nothing bad in heaven for eternity! Luke 16: 19-31

113 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! “with this in mind…” “with this in mind…” May God count you worthy May God count you worthy May God fulfill May God fulfill II Thessalonians 1: So that…

114 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2: 10

115 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! The contrast: The contrast: Perishing; lies – vs Salvation; Truth – vs 13 II Thessalonians 2: 13-3: 5

116 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! God chose you… God chose you… I Timothy 2: 3-4 II Peter 3: 9 II Thessalonians 2: 13

117 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! God chose you… God chose you… From eternity Ephesians 1: 3-6 Romans 8: II Thessalonians 2: 13

118 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! The call of the Gospel The call of the Gospel to share in His glory Then, protect that precious message! Then, protect that precious message! II Thessalonians 2: 14-15

119 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! And pray that the message spreads rapidly, And pray that the message spreads rapidly, with protection with protection II Thessalonians 3: 1-5

120 Dear Thessalonians; Jesus is coming! “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” II Thessalonians 3: 16


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