2 Thessalonians


Lesson Number

Class Date

Subject

2 Thessalonians 33

Aug 9, 20

  (Ps 144:1-4, 9-10, 15b) Call to worship. The importance of teaching children about God. (2 Thes 3:6-12) Study of verse 11. Work is not only godly conduct; it is biblical principle (v. 11). We are to apply ourselves and God will provide for us.

2 Thessalonians 32

Aug 2, 20

(Matt 20:24-28) Communion: The Ransom Price. (2 Thes 3:10) Study of verse 10 and two sides of the Christian life (conduct and communication). Paul both lived a godly life and taught godly principles. Since everyone must eat, everyone must work (v. 10; Gen 2:15, 3:17; Col 3:23).

2 Thessalonians 31

Jul 26, 20

(Mark 4:35-40) When a storm strikes. (2 Thes 3:6-9) Study of verses 8-9. Paul continues to describe his own conduct. He shared God's word as a gift and worked for a living (v. 8). We, too, should share God's word freely without being a burden to others. This is done out of self-sacrificial love (v. 9; Eph 4:32).

2 Thessalonians 30

Jul 19, 20

Remembering Timothy Chappell Conway (Ps 116:15; Ecc 7:1). (2 Thes 3:6-7) Study of verses 6-7. Paul reminds us to withdraw from wayward believers to avoid damaging our testimony to others (v. 6; 1 Cor 5:11). Rather, model your life after Paul, as learned through God's word (2 Thes 3:7; Eph 4:32; 2 Pet 1:5-8).

2 Thessalonians 29

Jul 12, 20

(Ps 98:1-9) Call to worship. Update on Pastor Inghram’s health. (2 Thes 3:5) Our growing love of God and His word provides for us spiritual endurance. Principles about endurance/perseverance (Phil 3:14; Lk 21:19; Rom 5:3-4; 1 Tim 6:11; Heb 12:1-2).

2 Thessalonians 28

Jul 5, 20

(1 Pet 3:18) Communion: Christ’s suffering and ours. Honoring Independence Day. Reflections on slavery. (2 Thes 3:5) Study of verse 5. Principles about love (2 Pet 3:18, Gal 5:22; Eph 5:1-2; Rom 8:28).

2 Thessalonians 27

Jun 28, 20

(Ps 93:1-5) The call to worship. (2 Thes 3:3-5) Doctrine of Satan continued with his names and titles. Study of verses 4-5. Paul expresses confidence that the Thessalonian believers, and us by extension, will obey his teachings (Phil 1:6). We do this through a growing love for God, deepened by studying His word (2 Pet 3:17). Importance of the American flag.

2 Thessalonians 26

Jun 21, 20

Father's Day (Prov 22:6, Eph 5:22-30). (2 Thes 3:1-3) Study of verse 3. God will protect believers in the midst of Satan's cosmic system. Doctrine of Satan (Ez 28:11-19; Is 14:12-20; Jas 4:7; 2 Cor 4:4; 1 Jn 3:8).

2 Thessalonians 25

Jun 14, 20

(Ps 1:1-6) The way of the righteous. Update on Pastor Inghram's health. Remembering Flag Day. (2 Thes 3:3-5) Background for ch. 3. Study of verse 3. If God is perfect, can He be anything but faithful (Deut 7:9; 1 Cor 1:9, 10:13)? Review of the essence of God.

2 Thessalonians 24

Jun 7, 20

(1 Pet 2:18-24) Communion: Submission and how to live righteously in an unjust world. (2 Thes 3:1-2) Background for ch. 3. Paul addresses the unruly and lazy Thessalonian believers, and continues to clarify confusion over prophetic teaching. Review of verses 1-2 (Acts 18:1-17; 2 Cor 13:11-14). Principles on prayer and persecution.

2 Thessalonians 23

May 31, 20

(Psalm 92:1-4) The call to worship. (2 Thes 2:16-17) Review of verses 16-17. Principles regarding prayer (Mt 6:8-9; Eph 2:18; Lam 3:21-26; 1 Jn 5:14-15; Heb 4:16; Rom 8:26; Jas 5:18; Phil 4:6-7). President Eisenhower's inaugural prayer.

2 Thessalonians 22

May 17, 20

Psalm 145:1-3: The call to worship. Update on Pastor Inghram's health. Why did Paul write first two letters to the Thessalonians? Understanding end times events, especially in light of today's events (Rev 6, 8-9). Lesson concludes with points 1-6 of the principles regarding death (Heb 9:27; Eccl 8:8; Ps 139:16; Eph 2:10; Ecc 3:1).  Points 7-13 of the principles regarding death are included in Memorial Day Special 2020.

2 Thessalonians 21

May 3, 20

(2 Tim 2:8-9) Communion: Remembering the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thes 2:16-17) Study of verses 16-17. Teachings on Godhead, the Son, prayer, and what is meant by "God's love" (Jn 3:35, 5:20; Phil 2:1). By means of His love, God encourages and strengthens our souls to help us produce godly works (Col 3:16-17).

2 Thessalonians 20

Apr 26, 20

(Ps 46:1-3, 10); The call to worship. The power of prayer: Dwight Eisenhower. (2 Thes 2:13-15) Review of verses 13-14. How do believers obtain glory? Correct understanding of "kingdom." Study of verse 15. Paul concludes with two imperatives. Be steadfast in your faith (1 Thes 3:8) and hold on to truth. The future holds glory for the faithful.

2 Thessalonians 19

Apr 19, 20

(Update on Pastor Inghram's health. (Ps 95:1-7) The call to worship. A family devoted to prayer: Dwight David Eisenhower. (2 Thes 2:1-13) Review of Paul's message. The stages of salvation/deliverance/sanctification. Study of verse 14. How does God call you? Glorification of the saints (2 Thes 1:10-12; Rom 8:17).

2 Thessalonians 18

Mar 29, 20

(Prov 3:1-10) Devoting ourselves to Word of God. (2 Thes 2:13-15) Study of verse 13. Paul contrasts Thessalonian believers (v. 13) to unbelievers (v. 9-12). Believers are reminded to give thanks always to the Father (Col 1:12; Eph 5:20) who loves us (Rom 8:35). He chose you as firstfruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit (2 Thes 2:13).

2 Thessalonians 17

Mar 1, 20

(Col 1:13-14) Communion: It’s through the Lord Jesus Christ that we have forgiveness. Leap year. (2 Thes 2:9-12) Study of verses 11-12. God will harden the hearts of condemned unbelievers in the Tribulation. Parallels to Pharaoh. The Word of God strengthens our hearts against evil.

2 Thessalonians 16

Feb 23, 20

Presidents’ Day. (2 Thes 2:8-12) Study of verse 10. During the Tribulation, Satan will use the miracle working of the Antichrist to blind and delude those who have rejected the love of God (Rom 5:6-8). Concludes with lessons from the Mt Suribachi Flag Raising.

2 Thessalonians 15

Feb 16, 20

Update on Pastor Inghram’s health. Harvard’s Christian origin. Valentine’s Day. (2 Thes 2:1-9) Study of verse 9. Satan will empower the Antichrist with operational power (1 Thes 2:18; Jn 8:44) to deceive humans during the Tribulation. Let not yourself be deceived today.

2 Thessalonians 14

Feb 9, 20

Brigadier General Charles McGee. (2 Thes 2:1-8) Study of verses 7-8. The Antichrist will rule during the Tribulation without the restraining power of God the Holy Spirit (v. 7-8; Is 11:4). Believers are spared these events. Devotion to the Word of God prevents us from being deceived about end times.

2 Thessalonians 13

Feb 2, 20

(1 John 2:1-2) Communion: Our Advocate, Jesus Christ the righteous. International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Francis “Frank” Foley. Study of Antichrist continued (2 Thes 2:5, 7; 1 Jn 2:18; Rev 13:6). Lesson concludes with reflections on President McKinley.

2 Thessalonians 12

Jan 26, 20

Update on Pastor Inghram’s health. Polar bear population. (2 Thes 2:1-7) Study of verses 3-6. Who is this, “son of perdition” (v. 3; Jn 17:12)? Study of the Antichrist’s goals (1 Thes 2:4; Mt 24:15), his contrast to God (Phil 2:6-8), and the timing of his revelation (2 Thes 2:6).

2 Thessalonians 11

Jan 19, 20

Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (2 Thes 2:1-4) Study of verse 3. Paul warns the Thessalonians not to be seduced by false teachings. Before the Day of Christ occurs, the Rapture and Antichrist must come first (v. 3; Acts 20:28-31, Titus 2:11-14). Lesson concludes with 10 reasons “falling away” refers to the Rapture, per Dr. Andy Woods.

2 Thessalonians 10

Jan 12, 20

(2 Thes 2:1-3) Study of verses 1-2. Paul addresses confusion created by false teaching. The Rapture and the Day of the Lord are coming (v. 1), but these prophesies (1 Cor 14:29-32) should not spiritually shake us (2 Thes 2:2). Believers will experience the Rapture but not the Tribulation. 

2 Thessalonians 9

Dec 8, 19

Review of dispensations—including the Rapture vs. the Second Coming—and the “prophetic panorama” regarding end times (1 Thes 4:13-18; Jn 14:2-3; 1 Cor 15:50-53; Rev 19:11-15). Includes discussion of what is meant by “the Kingdom.”

2 Thessalonians 8

Dec 1, 19

(Eph 1:7, 2:8-9) Communion: The gift of redemption. Update on Pastor Inghram's health. (2 Thes 2:1-4) The Rapture vs. the Second Coming (1 Cor 15:51, 1:7; Matt 24:29-31; James 5:8; 1 Thes 4:13-18, 1:10; Rev 19:11-15; Zech 14:4).

2 Thessalonians 7

Nov 17, 19

Update on Pastor Inghram’s health. (2 Thes 1:1-12) Study of verses 9-12. Verses 9-10 compare the fates that await unbelievers (v. 9, Matt 25: 41-46) vs believers (2 Thes 1:10, Matt 8:27). Paul then closes the chapter with the plan and purpose for prayer (2 Thes 1:11-12). Includes study of the shared glory of God with believers (Eph 1:19, 6:10, Rom 8:18).

2 Thessalonians 6

Nov 10, 19

Veterans Day remembrance. (2 Thes 1:1-8) Study of verses 7-8. The Lord is Supreme Judge and brings perfect judgment (v. 6, Gal 6:7). Believers who endure persecution will be rewarded during the Lord’s second coming (2 Thes 1:7, 2 Tim 2:12, Rev 1:7, Dan 7:13, Mt 24:30, 2 Cor 4:16). Unbelievers will also receive their due (2 Thes 1:8). Lesson concludes with observance of 1st Lt. John R. Fox and WW2 nurses.

2 Thessalonians 5

Nov 3, 19

(Rom 5:1-10) Communion: Peace and harmony with God through Jesus Christ. (2 Thes 1:1-7) Study of verses 5-6. While there is more persecution today of Christians than in the past, we are comforted in knowing we will be rewarded for our persecution (v. 5). We need not worry about the wicked, because God will repay with affliction those unbelievers whom afflict believers (v. 6, Gen 18:25).  Video about Christian Missionary:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGqEgxkF7I8

2 Thessalonians 4

Oct 27, 19

Comments on Halloween/Reformation Day. Update on Pastor Inghram's health. (2 Thes 1:1-4) Study of verses 3-4, focusing on expressions of gratitude (v. 3, 1 Thes 1:2, 2:13, 3:9, 5:18) to our spiritual advocates (Rom 8:26, 34). This results in spiritual growth, love for others (1 Thes 1:3, 3:12, Gal 5:22), and endurance in tribulations (2 Thes 1:4).

2 Thessalonians 3

Oct 20, 19

Biblical perspective towards Halloween/Reformation Day. Reaffirming the foundation of faith. (2 Thes 1:1-3) Study of verse 2, including grace (1 Cor 15:10), peace (Rom 5:8), and the connection between the Father and Son. Remainder of lesson dedicated to principles of prayer (Lk 5:16, 9:28, 3:21, 18:1; Mk 1:35, Acts 6:4, 12:5; 1 Thes 5:17, Heb 4:16, Phil 4:6-7).

2 Thessalonians 2

Oct 13, 19

Remembrance of Columbus Day (Job 22:14, Prov 8:27, Is 40:22). (2 Thes 1:1-2) Study of the New Testament church (v. 1), including the members/non-members (1 Cor 10:32), purpose (Eph 4:11-16), universal (Eph 1:22) and local (1 Thes 1:1, 2 Thes 1:1) church, and unique features (1 Cor 12:12-14, Rom 6:3-4, Gal 5:16-23). Lesson concludes with review of Trinity and essence of God (2 Thes 1:2).

2 Thessalonians 1

Oct 6, 19

(Luke 24:46, Acts 17:2-3) Communion: Understanding the Lord Jesus Christ and His ultimate sacrifice. Update on Pastor Inghram's health. (2 Thes 1:1) Introduction to 2 Thessalonians, including outline. Brief review of the Apostle Paul, Silas, and Timothy