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1 Th 1:1-10 1 Th 2:1-20 1 Th 3:1-13 1 Th 4:1-18 1 Th 5:1-28

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In
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Ministry
in Absentia
(Thru Timothy)
Ministry
by
Epistle
Word and Power
of the Spirit
Establishing &
Comforting
Calling & Conduct 1Th 4:13ff
Comfort
1Th 5:12ff
Commands
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Salvation
2
Service
3
Sanctification
4
Sorrow
5
Sobriety
Paul Commends
Spiritual Growth
Paul Founds
the Church
Strengthening of
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Directions for
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Holy Living in Light of Day of the Lord
Exemplary Hope of Young Converts Motivating Hope of
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Purifying Hope of Tried Believers Comforting Hope of Bereaved Saints Invigorating Hope of Diligent Christians

Written from Corinth
Approximately 51AD

Key Words: Gospel (Word, Message), tribulation (suffering, affliction), Spirit, coming (Lord's return), holiness (sanctification, sanctify), faith, love, hope, Day of the Lord (day), Satan (tempter), brethren

See Introduction to 1Thessalonians by Dr John MacArthur: Title, Author, Date, Background, Setting, Historical, Theological Themes, Interpretive Challenges, Outline by Chapter/Verse. Excellent overview. From Grace To You ministries - same intro as in MacArthur Study Bible

See also Chart of 1Thessalonians - Charles Swindoll - Insight for Living

Chart on 1 & 2 Thessalonians

1 THESSALONIANS
VERSE BY VERSE COMMENTARY
Literal, conservative, millennial, evangelical perspective
Bruce Hurt, MD

PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT
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HENRY ALFORD (1810-1871)
The New Testament for English Readers
Commentary on 1Thessalonians

Read his fascinating brief biography - Henry Alford and Phil Johnson's related comments

James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament… though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (see his comments in following entry on Alford).

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer (e.g., English version of 1John = 66 pages compared to Greek version = 94 pages in part because the latter includes comments of more technical nature), the substance of the commentary is otherwise similar to that found in the "NT for English Readers".

Henry Alford's "The New Testament for English Readers"

HENRY ALFORD
The Greek New Testament
Commentary on 1Thessalonians

James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.). Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. 20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro 8:29, 30 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

John Piper writes ""When I’m stumped with a… grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford. Henry Alford… comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions."

Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to Alford’s New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

Henry Alford's 1903 "The Greek Testament"

GREG ALLEN
Bethany Bible
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PAUL APPLE
Commentary on 1 Thessalonians

  • 1 Thessalonians - Pdf - 271 page commentary - highly recommended - he has frequent quotes from other conservative evangelical authors, as well as devotional questions to help apply the text to your life.

I. The past: the work of faith (1 Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians 1:1–3:13) 

A. The commendation of the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10) 

1. The evaluation of Paul (1 Thessalonians 1 Thessalonians 1:1-4) 
2. The evidence of life (1 Thessalonians 1:5-7) 
3. The explanation of the evidence (1 Thessalonians 1:8-10) 

B. The conduct of the Apostle and his co-workers (1 Thessalonians 2:1-12) 

1. Their witness (1 Thessalonians 2:1-2) 
2. Their word (1 Thessalonians 2:3-7a) 
3. Their walk (1 Thessalonians 2:7b-12) 

C. The conduct of the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 2:13-16) 

1. Their reception of the word (1 Thessalonians 2:13) 
2. Their response to the word (1 Thessalonians 2:14) 
3. The rejection of the word (1 Thessalonians 2:15-16) 

D. The concern of the Apostle (1 Thessalonians 2:17-20) 

1. His heart for the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 2:17) 
2. His hindrance by Satan (1 Thessalonians 2:18) 
3. His hope in the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20)

E. The confirmation of the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 3:1-10) 

1. The sending of Timothy (1 Thessalonians 3:1-5) 
2. The report of Timothy (1 Thessalonians 3:6-10) 

F. The concluding prayer (1 Thessalonians 3:11-13) 

1. The prayer that he might return to the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 3:11) 
2. The prayer that the Thessalonians might grow in love (1 Thessalonians 3:12) 
3. The prayer that their hearts might be established in holiness (1 Thessalonians 3:13) 

II. The present: the labor of love (1 Thessalonians 4:1-12) 

A. Their love for God expressed in sanctified living (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8) 
B. Their love for the brethren, an expression of being God taught (1 Thessalonians 4:9-10) 
C. Their love for the lost expressed in godly living (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12) 

III. The prospective: the endurance of hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13–5:28) 

A. Concerning the day of Christ: the comfort of His coming (1 Thessalonians 4:13- 18) 

1. The resurrection of sleeping saints (1 Thessalonians 4:13-16) 
2. The rapture of living saints (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18) 

B. Concerning the day of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11) 

1. The coming of the day of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 5:1-5) 
2. The conduct of Christians (1 Thessalonians 5:6-10) 
3. The conclusion (1 Thessalonians 5:11) 

C. Concerning deportment in the congregation (1 Thessalonians 5:12-28) 

1. The concluding prescription (1 Thessalonians 5:12-22) 
2. The concluding petition (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24) 
3. The concluding postscript (1 Thessalonians 5:25-28)


THEME: The return of Jesus Christ. In I Thessalonians every chapter ends with a reference to the second coming (1Th 1:10; 2:19-20; 3:11-13; 4:13-18; 5:23, 24).

KEY VERSE: 1Th 5:23-24

CONCERNS:

1. Some of the believers had stopped working and abandoned their responsibilities to await the Second Coming with a kind of hysterical expectancy. Paul corrects their misconceptions (1Th 4:11).

2. They were worried about those who had died and Christ had not returned. Paul gives them courage and hope in their bereavement (1Th 4:13-18). 3. There was a tendency to despise authority (1Th 5:12-14).

4. These were converted pagans who had come out of heathen vices, and it was easy for them to fall back into immorality (1Th 4:3-8).

5. As all ways there was a small group who slandered Paul and said the only reason he preached was to get what he could out of it (1Th 2:5, 9). Some accused him of being a dictator (1Th 2:6, 7, 11).

6. There was some division in the church (1Th 4:9; 5:13). Second Thessalonians was written within a few weeks of the first letter. The second letter was written to clear up a misconception about the Second Coming. There were certain signs that would come before Christ's appearance. The two letters would give balance to the thinking about the Second Coming.

SOME KEY WORDS:

COMING––parousia––means "presence" or "arrival" of persons or things (1 Cor. 16:17; 2 Cor. 7:7; Phil. 2:12; 2 Cor. 10:10). It designated the royal visit of an emperor, king, a governor, ruler or famous person. For such visits special preparations had to be made. Taxes were imposed to present the king with a golden crown. All things must be made ready for the visit of the king. Provinces were dated as a new era of time from the parousia of the emperor. It was common to strike new coins to commemorate the visit of a king. The coming of the king brought a new set of values. The word is used to describe the entrance of a new conquering power and the visitation of a god. The day is coming when the King of Kings will come and reign with all of His gory and power. Preparations must be made (1 Thess. 3:13; 5:23;1 Jn. 2:28). The same Jesus who ascended to heaven will come again to visit the earth in personal presence (Acts 1:11) at the end of the age (Mat. 24:3) in power of glory (Mat. 24:27) to destroy the antichrist and evil (2 Thess. 2:8), to raise the righteous dead (I Cor. 15:23), and to gather the redeemed (Mat. 24:3, 27, 37, 39; Jn. 5:28, 29; 1Th  2:19; 3:13; 4:15; 5:23; 2 Thess. 2:1, 8, 9; Jas. 5:7, 8; 2 Pet. 1:16; 3:4, 12; 1 Jn. 2:28). Parousia is the time when the Lord shall come out of heaven (1 Thess. 4:15; 1:10). At that moment the dead who are believers will rise first, and those who are believers and are alive will be changed and be caught up in the air by Jesus Christ.

DAY OF THE LORD –– is an Old Testament expression meaning a day when God will personally intervene and bring salvation and judgment. In the New Testament it is related to the Second Coming of Christ (1 Cor. 1:8; 5:5; Phil. 1:6, 10; 2:16; 2 Thess. 2:2). This is not a twenty-four day, but a period of extended time during which the judgments of the Lord Jesus Christ will take place upon the earth. For the believer it is salvation, for the unbelieving world it is a day of judgment and tribulation. .

WILLIAM BARCLAY
Commentary on 1 Thessalonians

While William Barclay often has very insightful Greek word studies, the Berean-like reader (Acts 17:11) needs to be aware that he does hold some very unorthodox beliefs. See on site comments and also see article on "The Engimatic William Barclay."

ALBERT BARNES
Commentary on 1 Thessalonians

James Rosscup writes that Barnes "includes 16 volumes on the Old Testament, 11 on the New Testament. The New Testament part of this old work was first published in 1832–1851. Various authors contributed. It is evangelical and amillennial… Often the explanations of verses are very worthwhile." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

C H Spurgeon "Albert Barnes is a learned and able divine, but his productions are unequal in value, the gospels are of comparatively little worth, but his other comments are extremely useful for Sunday-school teachers and persons with a narrow range of reading, endowed with enough good sense to discriminate between good and evil… Placed by the side of the great masters, Barnes is a lesser light, but taking his work for what it is and professes to be, no minister can afford to be without it, and this is no small praise for works which were only intended for Sunday-school teachers." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

JOHANN A BENGEL
Commentary on 1 Thessalonians
Gnomon of the New Testament

James Rosscup writes "This work (Gnomon), originally issued in 1742, has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps, but has been surpassed by many other commentaries since its day." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

JOHANN BENGEL
The Critical English Testament
Commentary on 1 Thessalonians

Represents Combination of Bengel's Gnomon (above) and comments by more modern expositors (in brackets) to make this more usable for those who do not read Greek.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon -- "'A Critical New Testament, so compiled as to enable a reader, unacquainted with Greek, to ascertain the exact English force and meaning of the language of the New Testament, and to appreciate the latest results of modern criticism.' Such is the professed aim of this commentary, and the compilers have very fairly carried out their intentions. The whole of Bengel’s Gnomon is bodily transferred into the work, and as one hundred and twenty years have elapsed since the first issue of that book, it may be supposed that much has since been added to the wealth of Scripture exposition; the substance of this has been incorporated in brackets, so as to bring it down to the present advanced state of knowledge. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it is multum in parvo, and will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely, with other German and English critics, to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" (Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

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Cyril Barber - Readers may not always agree with his exegesis, but he does provide a helpful evaluation of all the different points of view with an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses. An essay on “The Man of Sin” is appended.

CHARLES ELLICOTT
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A critical & grammatical commentary on St. Paul's Epistles to the Thessalonians

D Edmond Hiebert - Greek text. First published in 1861, this noted, scholarly, highly technical treatment of these epistles is still of value for the advanced student. Places strong emphasis on grammatical matters.

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D Edmond Hiebert - Valuable textual exegesis with an abundance of ethical, homiletical, and practical material added, much of which is definitely dated. A conservative Lutheran commentary. The additions by the translator add to the value of the work.

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D. Edmond Hiebert - A thorough exposition of these epistles by a scholarly German professor of the past century. One of the justly celebrated older commentaries, with ample presentation of varying views on all important points. Dated but still of value for those familiar with the Greek or desiring the views of scholars of the past.

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St Paul's Epistles to the Thessalonians
1908

James Rosscup writes "Some regarded this in its day as the best work on the Greek text." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

D. Edmond Hiebert - Greek text. A noted critical study by a pioneer authority in the papyri Has much valuable material in the introduction and the added notes.

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I. Paul’s Greeting (1Th 1:1)

II. Paul’s Personal Thoughts (1Th 1:2–3:13)

A. Thanksgiving for the Church (1Th 1:2–10)

B. Reminders for the Church (1Th 2:1–16)

C. Concerns for the Church (1Th 2:17–3:13)

III. Paul’s Practical Instructions (1Th 4:1–5:22)

A. On Moral Purity (1Th 4:1–8)

B. On Disciplined Living (1Th 4:9–12)

C. On Death and the Rapture (1Th 4:13–18)

D. On Holy Living and the Day of the Lord (1Th 5:1–11)

E. On Church Relationships (1Th 5:12–15)

F. On the Basics of Christian Living (1Th 5:16–22)

IV. Paul’s Benediction (1Th 5:23, 24)

V. Paul’s Final Remarks (1Th 5:25–28)

Interpretive Challenges - Primarily the challenges for understanding this epistle involve the sections that are eschatological in nature: 1) the coming wrath (1Th 1:10; 5:9); 2) Christ’s return (1Th 2:19; 3:13; 4:15; 5:23); 3) the rapture of the church (1Th 4:13–18); and 4) the meaning and time of the Day of the Lord (1Th 5:1–11)

Background and Setting - Thessalonica (modern Salonica) lies near the ancient site of Therma on the Thermaic Gulf at the northern reaches of the Aegean Sea. This city became the capital of Macedonia (ca. 168 B.C.) and enjoyed the status of a “free city” which was ruled by its own citizenry (Acts 17:6) under the Roman Empire. Because it was located on the main east-west highway, Via Egnatia, Thessalonica served as the hub of political and commercial activity in Macedonia, and became known as “the mother of all Macedonia.” The population in Paul’s day reached 200,000 people.

Paul had originally traveled 100 mi. from Philippi via Amphipolis and Apollonia to Thessalonica on his second missionary journey (A.D. 50; Acts 16:1–18:22). As his custom was upon arrival, he sought out the synagogue in which to teach the local Jews the gospel (Acts 17:1,2). On that occasion, he dialogued with them from the OT concerning Christ’s death and resurrection in order to prove that Jesus of Nazareth was truly the promised Messiah (Acts 17:2,3). Some Jews believed and soon after, Hellenistic proselytes and some wealthy women of the community also were converted (Acts 17:4). Mentioned among these new believers were Jason (Acts 17:5), Gaius (Acts 19:29), Aristarchus (Acts 20:4), and Segundus (Acts 20:4).

Because of their effective ministry, the Jews had Paul’s team evicted from the city (Acts 17:5–9), so they went south to evangelize Berea (Acts 17:10). There Paul had a similar experience to Thessalonica with conversions followed by hostility, so the believers sent Paul away. He headed for Athens, while Silvanus and Timothy remained in Berea (Acts 17:11–14). They rejoined Paul in Athens (cf. Acts 17:15,16 with 3:1), from which Timothy was later dispatched back to Thessalonica (3:2). Apparently, Silas afterwards traveled from Athens to Philippi while Paul journeyed on alone to Corinth (Acts 18:1). It was after Timothy and Silvanus rejoined Paul in Corinth (Acts 18:5), that he wrote 1 Thessalonians in response to Timothy’s good report of the church.

Paul undoubtedly had multiple reasons for writing, all coming out of his supreme concern for the flock from which he had been separated. Some of Paul’s purposes clearly included:

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2) answering false allegations (1Th 2:1–12);

3) comforting the persecuted flock (1Th 2:13–16);

4) expressing his joy in their faith (1Th 2:17–3:13);

5) reminding them of the importance of moral purity (1Th 4:1–8);

6) condemning the sluggard lifestyle (1Th 4:9–12);

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How do I apply this? - Do you ever feel as though your Christian faith has grown stale, that you are withering on the vine when you would rather be flourishing in His service? Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians is the perfect remedy for such a feeling. Its focus on Christ’s return provides water for the thirsty soul today, encouraging growth in maturity by providing hope in the midst of suffering or uncertainty. Paul’s specific, practical instruction for this process of sanctification can be applied directly to our current circumstances. By clinging to our hope in Christ, we may see several clear results in our lives: avoiding sexual immorality, refusing to defraud others, appreciating those Christians who serve on your behalf, refusing to repay evil for evil, rejoicing always, praying without ceasing, and giving thanks in all things—to name a few (1 Thessalonians 4:3–7; 5:12–23). This list, of course, is not exhaustive, but the first letter to the Thessalonians makes clear that every Christian should expect to grow in holiness over the course of his or her life.

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GIL RUGH
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ROB SALVATO
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SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY
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CHARLES SIMEON
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NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3 even better)

CHUCK SMITH
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SPEAKER'S COMMENTARY
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SPURGEON'S EXPOSITIONS
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C. H. SPURGEON
All of Spurgeon's
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C H SPURGEON
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RAY STEDMAN
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THIRD MILLENNIUM COMMENTARY
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JOHN TRAPP COMMENTARY
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TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE
R A Torrey
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Note: The best commentary on Scripture is Scripture (Compare Scripture with Scripture) and these cross references compiled by R A Torrey are the most comprehensive work of this type, containing over 500,000 Scripture entries. Use this tool to help Scripture interpret Scripture and don't base your convictions on an obscure or isolated passage which cannot be supported by more easily understood texts. Clear up problem areas with the clear teaching of other Scriptures relating to the same subject and always check the context (Keep Context King) to make sure that the cross reference is referring to the same subject as the original Scripture. The Puritan writer Thomas Watson said it this way - "The Scripture is to be its own interpreter or rather the Spirit speaking in it; nothing can cut the diamond but the diamond; nothing can interpret Scripture but Scripture." See an example of the value of comparing Scripture with Scripture. See also Use of Cross-References

JOHN WALVOORD
Commentary on the Thessalonian Epistles

The Dean of Modern Prophecy Commentators - Recommended Resource

James Rosscup writes "Written by the former President of Dallas Theological Seminary, this expository work represents the premillennial dispensational approach in the crucial passages on future things. It is along the popular line and is not exegetically detailed." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

TODAY'S WORD
Verse by Verse Commentary
Grant Richison

BOB UTLEY
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MARVIN VINCENT
New Testament Word Studies
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DREW WORTHEN
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XENOS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
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STEVE ZEISLER
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