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1 Thessalonians
Overview

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

LOOKING BACK

LOOKING FORWARD

Personal Reflections
History

Practical Instructions
Hortatory

Ministry
In
Person
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
1
Salvation
2
Service
3
Sanctification
4
Sorrow
5
Sobriety
Paul Commends
Spiritual Growth
Paul Founds
the Church
Strengthening of
the Church
Directions for
Spiritual Growth
Holy Living in Light of Day of the Lord
Exemplary Hope of Young Converts Motivating Hope of
Faithful Servants
Purifying Hope of Tried Believers Comforting Hope of Bereaved Saints Invigorating Hope of Diligent Christians

Written from Corinth
Approximately 51AD

Key Words -- Key Words -- see importance of key words - learn how to mark key words and the associated discipline of how to interrogate them with 5W/H questions. Practice "interrogating" key words as well as term of conclusion (therefore), term of explanation (for), terms of purpose or result (so that, in order that, that, as a result), terms of contrast (but, yet), expressions of time (including thenuntil, after) and terms of comparison (like, as). You will be amazed at how your Teacher, the Holy Spirit, will illuminate your understanding, a spiritual blessing that will grow the more you practice! Be diligent! Consider the "5P's" - Pause to Ponder the Passage then Practice it in the Power of the Spirit. See also inductive Bible study  - observation (Observe With a Purpose), Interpretation (Keep Context KingRead LiterallyCompare Scripture with ScriptureConsult Conservative Commentaries), and then be a doer of the Word with Application. Do not overlook "doing the word" for if you do you are deluding yourself, and are just a "smarter sinner," but not more like the Savior! As Jesus said "blessed are those who hear the word of God, and observe it." (Lk 11:28+, cf James 1:22+)

  • Gospel (6x/6v) - 1 Thess. 1:5; 1 Thess. 2:2; 1 Thess. 2:4; 1 Thess. 2:8; 1 Thess. 2:9; 1 Thess. 3:2
  • Gospel synonyms - Word (4x) - 1 Thess. 1:5; 1 Thess. 1:6; 1 Thess. 1:8; 1 Thess. 2:13; God's message - 1 Thes 2:13
  • Tribulation = 1 Thess 1:6, Suffer* = 1 Thess. 2:2; 1 Thess. 2:14; 1 Thess. 3:4 Affliction - 1 Thess. 3:3; 1 Thess. 3:4; 1 Thess. 3:7
  • Spirit (Holy)  - 1 Thes 1:5, 6, 1 Thes 4:8, 1 Thes 5:19
  • Coming (Lord's return) - (cf 1 Thes 1:10), 1 Thes 2:19, 1 Th 3:13, 1 Th 4:15, 1 Th 5:23 - Reference to the Lord's return is in every chapter indicating that this is a major underlying theme of Paul's letter to the believers in Thessalonica. As an aside, many are surprised to discover that allusions (direct and indirect) to the Lord Jesus' return are common in the New Testament and in fact are found in about 1 of every 20 NT verses. Clearly the Second Coming is a major emphasis of the NT, even as the more than 300 Old Testament Messianic prophecies point to His first coming. Why this emphasis? Clearly the Spirit (Whose role is to glorify the Lord Jesus) desires that believers of all ages fix their eyes on the things above, eagerly, expectantly looking for the Lord's return (cf 1 Th 1:10+) to take us to our true, eternal home. You can mark the principle down that what (Who) you are looking for will radically impact what (Who) you are living for! If you are looking for Jesus to come at any time (see Imminent/Imminency), you will living for Jesus ALL THE TIME! How are you doing beloved child of the Living God (1 Th 1:4+), disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ? No "guilt trip" intended, but if you are not living in light of eternity today, confess it to your Father in Heaven, repent and set out on your new journey which will radically impact your future in eternity. See R C Sproul's Right Now Counts Forever (and video) and on site discussion of why you need to  Redeem the Time
  •  holiness (sanctification, sanctify), faith, love, hope, Day of the Lord (day), Satan (tempter), brethren

INTRODUCTIONS AND OVERVIEWS:

  • 1 Thessalonians Book Introduction - John MacArthur
  • 1 and 2 Thessalonians Introduction - J Vernon McGee
  • 1 Thessalonians - Myer Pearlman
  • Hope in the Lord: Introduction to 1-2 Thessalonians - John B Polhill
  • 1 Thessalonians - Synthetic Bible Studies - James Gray
  • 1 Thessalonians - Keys to the NT - James Orr
  • Analysis of 1 Thessalonians - James Van Dine
  • First Thessalonians Overview - Charles Swindoll 
    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.

DICTIONARY ARTICLES:


Dr. Merrill C. Tenney points out that every major doctrine of the Christian faith is touched upon in the two letters to the Thessalonians...

Paul and those who received his epistles believed in one living God (1 Th 1:9), the Father (2 Th 1:2), who has loved men and has chosen them to enjoy his salvation (2 Th 2:16;1 Th 1:4). He has sent deliverance form wrath through Jesus Christ, his Son (1 Th 1:10), and has revealed this deliverance through the message of the gospel (1 Th  1:5; 2:9; 2 Th 2:14). This message has been confirmed and has been made real by the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Th 1:5; 4:8). The gospel concerns the Lord Jesus Christ, who was killed by the Jews (1 Th  2:15). He rose from the dead (1 Th 1:10; 4:14; 5:10). He is now in heaven (1 Th 1:10), but he will come again (1 Th 2:19; 4:15; 5:23; 2 Th 2:1). To him is ascribed deity, for he is called Lord (1 Th 1:6), God’s Son (1 Th 1:10), and the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Th 1:1, 3; 5:28; 2 Th 1:1). Believers receiving the word of God (1 Th 1:6), turn from idols, serve God and wait for the return of Christ (1 Th 1:9, 10). Their normal growth is sanctification (1 Th 4:3, 7; 2 Th 2:13). In personal life they are to be clean (1 Th 4:4-6), industrious (1 Th 4:11, 12), prayerful (1 Th 5:17), cheerful (1 Th 5:16). Theoretically and practically the Thessalonian letters embody all the essentials of Christian truth."


Outline from MacArthur's Introduction

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:

1) encouraging the church (1 Th 1:2–10);

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

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

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

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

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

7) correcting a wrong understanding of prophetic events (1Th 4:13–5:11);

8) defusing tensions within the flock (1 Th 5:12–15);

9) exhorting the flock in the basics of Christian living (1 Th 5:16–22) (Introduction)

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

PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT
Inductive Bible study
11 lessons

HENRY ALFORD (1810-1871)
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY SERMONS
The New Testament for English Readers

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
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY SERMONS
The Greek New Testament

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
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS
Bethany Bible

PAUL APPLE
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY SERMONS

  • 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 1:1–3:13) 

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

1. The evaluation of Paul (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
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

James Rosscup: This is a lucid and well-organized exposition of the epistles with many helpful lists on different facets of truth John can have in mind at different points as on “light” and “darkness” in I John 1:5. There is stimulating background material and warm application. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works).

D Edmond Hiebert - Prints the author's own translation. A series of popular studies whose strong point is word study. Contains good illustrative material. Part of the author's interpretation follows a liberal position. Barclay holds that Christ's descent into Hades gave those who there heard Him a second chance.

Comment: I appreciate Barclay's unique insights on Greek words, but clearly his teaching about a "second chance" is NOT sound doctrine! Be an Acts 17:11 Berean with Barclay. See discussion of his orthodoxy especially the article "The Enigmatic William Barclay".

ALBERT BARNES
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

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)

BRIAN BELL
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

CHRIS BENFIELD
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

JOHANN A BENGEL
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 
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
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY SERMONS
The Critical English Testament

Spurgeon comments on the goal to make Bengel's Gnomon (listed above) more accessible -- "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 120 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...will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely...to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

F W Farrar writes that Bengel's "Gnomon is a mine of priceless gems. It contains sentence after sentence exquisitely terse and finished, and throbbing with spiritual light. Few writers have so admirably succeeded in expressing in a few words the inmost purpose of each of the Epistles. A generation crowded with writers whose theology abounded in mutual anathemas is yet redeemed from the charge of sterility which has produced such a theologian as Bengel. His work must continue to have its value so long as men can recognise the richest fruits of a noble intellect, a pure spirit, and a blameless life. "Lord Jesus, unto Thee I live, unto Thee I suffer, unto Thee I die; Thine I am, living or dying." These words were repeated to him in his last moments, and on hearing them he pointed with his right hand to his heart, and fell asleep in peace." (Amen!) (History of Interpretation: Eight Lectures Preached Before the University of Oxford in the Year 1885).

John Wesley said of Bengel "I know of no commentator on the Bible equal to Bengel" and referred to him as "The great light of the Christian world."

JOSEPH BENSON
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

Spurgeon - Adopted by the Wesleyan Conference as a standard work, and characterized by that body as marked by “solid learning, soundness of theological opinion, and an edifying attention to experimental and practical religion. Necessary to Methodist Students.

WILLIAM BURKITT
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

Spurgeon - We liked Burkitt better when we were younger. He is, however, a homely and spiritual writer, and his work is good reading for the many. Burkitt is somewhat pithy, and for a modern rather rich and racy, but he is far from deep, and is frequently common-place. I liked him well enough till I had read abler works and grown older. Some books grow upon us as we read and re-read them, but Burkitt does not. Yet so far from depreciating the good man, I should be sorry to have missed his acquaintance, and would bespeak for him your attentive perusal.

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JOHN CALVIN
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James Rosscup - Calvin was not only a great theologian but also a great expositor, and his insight into Scripture contributed to his grasp of doctrinal truth. His commentaries are deep in spiritual understanding, usually helpful on problem passages, and refreshing in a devotional sense to the really interested reader. He usually offers good help on a passage. The present work skips Judges, Ruth, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, II and III John and Revelation. Calvin is amillennial on long-range prophecy, but in other respects usually has very contributive perception on passages and doctrinal values edifying to the believer. He also can be very wordy, but the serious and patient glean much. 

Cyril Barber - he messages were taken down in shorthand and were later translated by a person who signed himself "L.T" Spurgeon highly esteemed these messages, and they are now available again in the same format as that which graced the homes of Puritan laypeople three hundred years ago. Their richness and relevance will amply repay the time spent mastering their contents. This is a worthy reprint, beautifully bound, and printed on fine paper. Recommended

D Edmond Hiebert - Valuable for insights into Reformation day views.

RICH CATHERS
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

Uses frequent illustrations. 

ADAM CLARKE
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 

Click for brief critique of Clarke

James Rosscup - This old, conservative Wesleyan Methodist work is good devotionally and aggressive for righteous living. Laypeople can find it still valuable today. It is Arminian in viewpoint and thus helpful, for example, in showing the reader how this approach deals with texts involving the eternal security question. The work contains much background material from many sources on all books of the Bible.

GEORGE CLARKE
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

(1906) "Designed for Pastors and Sunday Schools"

STEVEN COLE
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

THOMAS CONSTABLE
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 

W A CRISWELL
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

RON DANIEL
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

JAMES DENNEY
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 
The Expositor's Bible

250 Page Commentary on 1Thessalonians

D Edmond Hiebert - A vigorous and informative homiletical exposition by a noted Scottish theologian of the past generation.

Cyril Barber - It is generally inferior to Milligan and cannot hope to compete with Hiebert’s masterful study.

JOHN EADIE
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 

Eadie is worth checking - you have to "wade" through his lengthy, "Greek rich" comments but will often uncover some excellent insights.

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
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 
1858

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.

EXPLORE THE BIBLE
1 THESSALONIANS NOTES

PORTRAYING THE FAITH

PRACTICING THE FAITH

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 

GEORGE FINDLAY
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 
Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges

1898

JOHN GILL
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

James Rosscup - Gill (1697–1771), a pastor of England, wrote these which are two-column pages, ca. 900–1,000 pages per volume, Originally they were 9 volumes, folio. He also wrote Body of Divinity, 3 volumes, and several other volumes. His commentary is evangelical, wrestles with texts, is often wordy and not to the point but with worthy things for the patient who follow the ponderous detail and fish out slowly what his interpretation of a text is. He feels the thousand years in Revelation 20 cannot begin until after the conversion of the Jews and the bringing in of the fullness of the Gentiles and destruction of all antiChristian powers (volume 6, p. 1063) but in an amillennial sense of new heavens and new earth coming right after Christ’s second advent (1064–65), and the literal thousand years of binding at the same time. He feels the group that gathers against the holy city at the end of the thousand years is the resurrected wicked dead from the four quarters of the earth (i.e. from all the earth, etc. (1067).  

Spurgeon - Beyond all controversy, Gill was one of the most able Hebraists of his day, and in other matters no mean proficient...His ultraism is discarded, but his learning is respected: the world and the church take leave to question his dogmatism, but they both bow before his erudition. Probably no man since Gill’s days has at all equalled him in the matter of Rabbinical learning.

He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. 

JAMES FRAME
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 

A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistles of St. Paul 1912

BRUCE GOETTSCHE
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

ARNO C GAEBELEIN
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

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James Rosscup - This dispensationally oriented work is not verse-by-verse, but deals with the exposition on a broader scale, treating blocks of thought within the chapters. Cf. also Arno C. Gaebelein, Gaebelein’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible (I Volume, Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux, 1985), the Annotated Bible revised. The author was a popular evangelical Bible teacher of the first part of the century, much like H. A. Ironside in his diligent but broad, practical expositions of Bible books. Gaebelein was premillennial and dispensational, and editor for many years of Our Hope Magazine.1 Thessalonians Introduction

L W GRANT
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

DAVE GUZIK
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

DANNY HALL
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

MATTHEW HENRY
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

Spurgeon - A Christian man wishing for the cream of expository writers could not make a better purchase. Ministers, as a rule, should not buy condensations, but get the works themselves.

James Rosscup - This evangelical work, devotional in character, has been in constant demand for about 280 years. Its insight into human problems is great, but it often does not deal adequately with problems in the text. The one-volume form eliminates the Biblical text and is thus less bulky. It has sold very well. The late Wilbur M. Smith, internationally noted Bible teacher, seminary professor and lover of books, tabbed this “The greatest devotional commentary ever written”. Henry was born in a Welch farmhouse, studied law, and became a Presbyterian minister near London. He wrote this commentary in the last 13 years before he died at 52 in 1714. The first of six volumes was published in 1708. He completed through Acts, and the rest of the New Testament was done by 14 clergymen. (Ed: Thus James are not the comments of Matthew Henry).

DAVID HOLWICK
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

Uses many illustrations

HYMNS RELATING TO 1 THESSALONIANS

H A IRONSIDE
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 

John Cereghin - . Popular expositions. He urges the joy of soulwinning (14); stressses the enabling power of God (34); teaches unlimited redemption in Christ (55); emphasizes that only God can qualify men for the ministry (73); attacks Theosophy, Seventh Day Adventism, Christian Science (103); warns against the "social gospel" (111): holds that the Sermon on the Mount is for all believers (139); warns against evolution (155).

James Rosscup - He is staunchly evangelical, showing good broad surveys based on diligent study, practical turns, even choice illustrations. In prophecy he is premillennial dispensational....Many preachers have found that Ironside works, read along with heavier books on details of exegesis, help them see the sweep of the message and prime their spirits for practical relevance.

ILLUSTRATIONS
1 THESSALONIANS

Sermon Illustrations on 1 Thessalonians - Most from Our Daily Bread, Also F B Meyer, G Campbell Morgan

1 Thessalonians 1-3 Sermon Illustrations

1 Thessalonians 4-5 Sermon Illustrations

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 
Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Rosscup - This is a helpful old set of 1863 for laypeople and pastors to have because it usually comments at least to some degree on problems. Though terse, it provides something good on almost any passage, phrase by phrase and is to some degree critical in nature. It is evangelical. There is also a 1-volume edition, briefer at some points (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1961). Especially in its multi-volume form this is one of the old evangelical works that offers fairly solid though brief help on many verses. Spurgeon said, “It contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed this and used it diligently” (Commenting and Commentaries, p. 3). Things have changed greatly since this assessment! It is primarily of help to pastors and lay people looking for quick, though usually somewhat knowledgeable treatments on verses.

Spurgeon - A really standard work. We consult it continually, and with growing interest. Mr. Fausset’s portion strikes us as being of the highest order. 

My Comment - This is one of the best older (Pre-1800) works on interpretation of prophecy as it tends to interpret the text literally and not allegorically.

HAMPTON KEATHLEY III
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY
Exegetical and Devotional Commentary

WILLIAM KELLY
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 

One of the best Plymouth Brethren writers.

D Edmond Hiebert - A full, vigorous interpretation with a clear Plymouth Brethren emphasis.

John Cereghin - A careful exposition by a voluminous Plymouth Brethren scholar of the 19th century.

LANGE'S COMMENTARY
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY
C A Auberlen & C J Riggenback

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.

STEVE LEWIS
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

  • Audio/slides available here

JOHN MACARTHUR
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

Functions like a Verse by Verse Expositional Commentary. Recommended Resource.

JOHN MACARTHUR'S QUESTIONS
AND ANSWERS ON 1 THESSALONIANS

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

J VERNON MCGEE
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

Thru the Bible Mp3 Audio

F B MEYER
1 THESSALONIANS DEVTIONALS
Our Daily Homily

H A W MEYER
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

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.

GEORGE MILLIGAN
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

Commentary on 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.

JAMES MOFFATT
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY
Expositor's Greek Testament

HENRY MORRIS
1 THESSALONIANS
Defender's Study Bible Notes

Conservative. From one of the world's leading creationists. 

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
1 THESSALONIANS
COMMENTARIES, SERMONS, ETC

MIKE ANDRUS AND JOSH BLACK - SERMON SERIES ON 1 THESSALONIANS

Each transcript averages about 10 pages.

DAVID ALAN BLACK

ROBERT BRADSHAW

F F BRUCE

JOHN CEREGHIN

ROBERT DEAN

THOMAS EDGAR

BIBLE GATEWAY

GENE GETZ - short videos emphasizing key principles

  • 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10; Models of Maturity: As local churches, we are to become models of faith, hope, and love to other communities of faith. Video
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:1-6; Mature Leaders: All spiritual leaders should model faith, hope, and love to those they lead. Video
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:7-12; God's Household Model: For local church leaders to function effectively, they must understand God's plan for leadership in the family. Video
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16;God's Message: To help believers become mature, spiritual leaders must continually teach them God's divine message in Scripture in times of peace as well as persecution. Video
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:10; Follow-up Communication: Spiritual leaders should develop a plan to be in contact with new converts to make sure they are growing spiritually. Video
  • 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13; Faithful Intercession: To help new believers mature in their faith, spiritual leaders must consistently pray for their spiritual growth. Video
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Moral Values: Spiritual leaders should openly and forthrightly address and model God's will regarding moral purity. Video
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12; Economic Responsibility: To help believers become dynamic witnesses in this world, we must encourage them to practice a biblical work ethic. Video
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Understanding Doctrinal Truths: To help new converts have a clear understanding of the Scriptures, we should develop a plan to teach basic doctrinal truths. Video
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Christ's Return: The more we help Christians grow in faith, hope, and love, the more they will be ready for Christ's return. Video
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-15; Relationships with One Another: To develop a mature church that exhibits faith, hope, and love, we must encourage all believers to participate in building up one another. Video
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22; Relationships with God: To produce a mature church, we must help believers engage in proper worship. Video
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:23-28; Holistic Christian Living: Spiritual leaders should help all Christians live balanced and integrated lives that please God. Video

GOSPEL COALITION

R GREGSON

GREGORY H HARRIS

DAVID HOCKING

KEITH KRELL

I. HOWARD MARSHALL

RICHARD MAYHUE

MONERGISM

G CAMPBELL MORGAN - The Analyzed Bible

RAYMOND ORTLUND - journal articles - 3 part series

JOHN PROCTOR

GRANT RICHISON

ADRIAN ROGERS

JAY SMITH

RAY STEDMAN

JAMES STITZINGER

R L THOMAS

JEFFREY TOWNSEND

R E H UPRICHARD

PAUL WIKINSON

1 THESSALONIANS
COMMENTARIES

PAUL APPLE

JOHN CEREGHIN

VINCENT CHEUNG

JOHN DUMMELOW

JOHN FEINBERG

GOTQUESTIONS

ED HINDSON

F B HOLE

JOHN LILLIE, 1860 (Pastor of First Presbyterian, Kingston, NY)

HOLMAN STUDY NOTES

A E KNOCH - conservative, literal, discussions vary from 4 pages to more than 20 pages depending on length of the book.

GOTTLEB LUNEMANN

JAMES MACKNIGHT

IAN MACKERVOY

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE

JOHN SCHULTZ - 37 page commentary by former missionary to Irian Jaya, Indonesia

HAMILTON SMITH

DENNIS SWANSON

RADIO BIBLE CLASS - DISCOVERY SERIES - Booklet

WILLIAM WATSON

1 THESSALONIANS 1

JOHN ANGELL JAMES

J C PHILPOT

RAY PRITCHARD

STEVEN COLE

BETHANY BIBLE

THOMAS BROOKS

ALAN CARR

SCOTT GRANT

THOMAS VINCENT

F B MEYER

LEE ROBERSON

THOMAS WATSON

1 THESSALONIANS 2

STEVEN COLE

BETHANY BIBLE

RAY PRITCHARD

SCOTT GRANT

J R MILLER

JOHN ANGELL JAMES

DAVID WILKERSON

1 THESSALONIANS 3

WILLIAM KELLY

RAY PRITCHARD

BETHANY BIBLE

PAUL TAYLOR

OSWALD CHAMBERS

BETHANY BIBLE

SERMONS BY VERSE - See below for multiple older expositions

1 THESSALONIANS 4

JOHN OWEN

R C SPROUL

BETHANY BIBLE

THOMAS WATSON

OSWALD CHAMBERS

GRANT RICHISON

BETHANY BIBLE

BETHANY BIBLE

ALAN CARR

S LEWIS JOHNSON

PAUL TAYLOR

JAMES HASTINGS

JOHN WALVOORD

RAY PRITCHARD

GRACE GEMS

JOHN MACDUFF

KEVIN ZUBER

1 THESSALONIANS 5

BETHANY BIBLE

J C PHILPOT

PAUL TAYLOR

THOMAS EDGAR

BETHANY BIBLE

ALAN CARR

THOMAS BROOKS

J R MILLER

ROBERT MORGAN

ANDREW MURRAY

BETHANY BIBLE

THOMAS BROOKS

JAMES HASTINGS

JOE STOWELL

J. C. RYLE

BETHANY BIBLE

THOMAS BROOKS

SERMONS BY VERSE

R C SPROUL

OSWALD CHAMBERS

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

BETHANY BIBLE

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR
Wells of Living Water
Commentary Notes on 1 Thessalonians

NET BIBLE NOTES
1 THESSALONIANS NOTES

OUR DAILY BREAD
1 THESSALONIANS DEVOTIONALS

Updated December, 2018. See Links below for more Our Daily Bread devotionals



JOSEPH PARKER
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 

PASTOR LIFE
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

The Kind Of Church God Uses 1 Thessalonians  Church; Christian Living J. Gerald Harris
The Rescue of the Resurrection 1 Thessalonians  1 :10 Resurrection; Easter J. Mike Minnix
How To Become A Model Church 1 Thessalonians  1 :1-10 Church Mark Sterling
Ready! 1 Thessalonians  1 :1-3 Christian Living; Rapture J. Mike Minnix
What Church People Are Meant To Look Like 1 Thessalonians  1 :2-5 Christian Living; Church People Johnny Hunt
Ready for the Future by Remembering 1 Thessalonians  1:4-10 Remembering; Church; Faithfulness J. Mike Minnix
The Secret Of Paul's Success As A Servant Of Christ 1 Thessalonians  2:1-12 Christian Conduct; Love; Character; Servant of Christ J. Gerald Harris
Christian Principles for Principled Christians 1 Thessalonians  2:1-13 Christian Living J. Mike Minnix
A Suffering Church 1 Thessalonians  2:13-20 Church, Suffering; Persecution; Christian Joy J. Gerald Harris
The Crown Worth Seeking 1 Thessalonians  2:17-20 Soul Winning; Witnessing J. Mike Minnix
A Look into the Heart of a Mother 1 Thessalonians  2:7-9 Mother; Mother's Day Johnny Hunt
Three Gifts From Dad 1 Thessalonians  2:8-12 Fathers; Dads J. Mike Minnix
The Trial of Faith 1 Thessalonians  3 Trials; Hardships; Faith J. Mike Minnix
Know Your Faith 1 Thessalonians  3:1-13 Trials; Faith; Suffering; Persecution Philip Cooper
TipToe Christians - The Return of Jesus 1 Thessalonians  4 Resurrection; Hope; Rapture; Return of Jesus J. Mike Minnix
The Absent Apocalyspe 1 Thessalonians  4:13 Rapture; End Times; New Year J. Mike Minnix
When The Trumpet Of The Lord Shall Sound 1 Thessalonians  4:13-18 The Rapure; The Return of Christ; Reunion; Heaven J. Gerald Harris
Gone With The Wind 1 Thessalonians  4:13-18 Rapture; Return of Christ; Judgment Terry L. Fields
We Believe Jesus Rose Again 1 Thessalonians  4:14 Resurrection J. Mike Minnix
We Believe Jesus Died 1 Thessalonians  4:14 Cross; Crucifixion; Jesus, The Death of J. Mike Minnix
Morality For The Modern Millennium 1 Thessalonians  4:1-8 Morality; Christian Living J. Mike Minnix
Christian Love 1 Thessalonians  4:8-12 Love, Christian; Love One Another J. Mike Minnix
Brother Love 1 Thessalonians  4:9-10 Love, Beotherly William R. Shively
Instructions on How To Behave 1 Thessalonians  5:16-18 Faithfulness; Christian Living; Church Life; Behavior J. Gerald Harris
How To Raise Your GQ 1 Thessalonians  5:18 Gratitude; Thanksgiving Paul E. Brown
What Does Jesus Give Thanks For? 1 Thessalonians  5:18 Thanksgiving; Gratitude David E. Owen
The Thankful Christian - Thank You, Suh! 1 Thessalonians  5:18 Thanksgiving; Gratitude J. Mike Minnix
When Jesus Gave Thanks 1 Thessalonians  5:18 Thanksgiving; Gratitude; Praise J. Mike Minnix

PEOPLE'S
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

Commentary on 1 Thessalonians

JOHN PIPER
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

ALFRED PLUMMER
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 

D Edmond Hiebert - While not as full as the author's excellent work on the Gospel of Luke, these volumes provide a critical exegetical unfolding of these epistles. Greek words are often quoted but generally in parentheses, so that the non-Greek reader can readily profit from these volumes.

MATTHEW POOLE
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY

RAY PRITCHARD
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY SERMONS

Recommended. Biblically sound and very practical with emphasis on application.

PULPIT COMMENTARY
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY
W Robertson Nicoll, Editor

A. T. ROBERTSON
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY
Word Pictures

Emphasis on Greek word study

DON ROBINSON
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

GIL RUGH
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

ROB SALVATO
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

RAYMOND SAXE
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

  • Acts 17:1-5 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 1:1 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 1:2-4 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 1:5-7 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 1:8-10 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:3-10 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:4-8 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:8-12 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:13 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 3:1-4 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 3:5 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 3:6 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 3:8 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 3:9-10 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:1-3 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:4-8 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Part 2 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Part 3 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:4-8 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:8-11 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:14 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:15 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:19-20 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 (pdf)
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (pdf)

SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

CHARLES SIMEON
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

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
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY
and SERMON NOTES

JAMES SMITH
HANDFULS OF PURPOSE
1943

The following topics are all on this page.

  • THE MODEL CHURCH. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10
  • COMFORTING WORDS. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

SPEAKER'S COMMENTARY
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 

C H SPURGEON 
1 THESSALONIANS EXPOSITION

C. H. SPURGEON
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

All of Spurgeon's Sermons on 1 Thessalonians

C H SPURGEON
1 THESSALONIANS DEVOTIONALS

Morning and Evening and Faith's Checkbook

RAY STEDMAN
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

THIRD MILLENNIUM
STUDY NOTES

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

DAVID THOMPSON
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

TODAY IN THE WORD
1 THESSALONIANS DEVOTIONALS

~52 Pages of Devotionals

JOHN TRAPP 
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 

TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE
1 THESSALONIANS CROSS REFERENCES
R A Torrey

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
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 

The Dean of Modern Prophecy Commentators. Dispensational. 

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
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 
Grant Richison

BOB UTLEY
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY 

MARVIN VINCENT
1 THESSALONIANS COMMENTARY
New Testament Word Studies

DREW WORTHEN
Sermons
1 Thessalonians

XENOS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
1 THESSALONIANS TEACHING NOTES

Bible Teaching Index Teaching Notes on 1 Thessalonians

Only the last entry has transcripts…

STEVE ZEISLER
1 THESSALONIANS SERMONS

Sermon Series: Mission Accomplished

SERMONS BY VERSE 

1 THESSALONIANS 1

Address and Salutation T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 1:1
Grace be unto You and Peace C. Bradley, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 1:1
In God the Father J. Leckie, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:1
Introduction R. Finlayson 1 Thessalonians 1:1
Peace T. Guthrie, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:1
Peace of Christ Scottish Christian Herald 1 Thessalonians 1:1
Phases of Apostolic Greeting G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 1:1
Silvanus W. L. Bevan, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 1:1
The Address B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 1:1
The Introduction to the Epistle A. S. Patterson, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:1
The Note of a True Church J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:1
The Pastor's Prayer J. Lyth, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:1
Timotheus Bleek. 1 Thessalonians 1:1
To the Church Prof. Jowett. 1 Thessalonians 1:1
Heartfelt Thanksgiving for Spiritual Prosperity T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 1:2, 3
Intercessory Prayer H. W. Beecher. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-4
Ministerial Thanksgiving G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-4
Prayer for Individuals   1 Thessalonians 1:2-4
The Apostle's Thanksgiving B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 1:2-6
Manifestation of Interest R. Finlayson 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10
Works of Grace W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 1:3
A Favourite Triology T. Adams. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
An Eye Fixed on Man De Vere. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
Faith, Hope, and Love Prof. Harless., Prof. Eadie. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
Love Wrought This Christian Advocate. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
Man in the Sight of God C. Kingsley, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
Patience of Hope H. W. Beeches. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
Products of Love Bishop Reynolds. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
Realization of God's Presence Dean Goulburn. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
The Character of Thessalonian Christianity T. Hughes. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
The Effects Produced by the Vital Graces in St C. Simeon, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
The Habitual Recognition of God N. W. Taylor, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
The Labour of Love J. W. Burn. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
The Patience of Hope J. W. Burn. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
The Patience of Hope Family Treasury 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
The Three Graces At Work Weekly Pulpit 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
The Vital Graces C. Simeon, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
The Work of Faith J. W. Burn. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
Conditional Election H. Varley. 1 Thessalonians 1:4-6
Election J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:4-6
Evidences of Election C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 1:4-6
God's Electing Providence   1 Thessalonians 1:4-6
Knowledge of Election New Testament Anecdotes 1 Thessalonians 1:4-6
Proofs of Election C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 1:4-6
Their Election and its Fruits Another Ground of Thanksgiving T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 1:4-6
The Dynamic Gospel W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 1:5
A Gospel of Power Prof. James Legge. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Degrees of Power Attending the Gospel C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
How the Gospel Came to the Thessalonians W. Jay. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Luther's Assurance C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Much Assurance Prof. Jowett. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Power of the Gospel D. Chamberlain. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Power Through the Spirit C. White. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
The Coming of the Gospel and its Effects J. Stratten. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
The Gospel in Power Robert Newton, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
The Gospel in Word C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
The Gospel in Word G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
The Gospel the Only Power unto Salvation   1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
The Might of the Gospel R. W. Hamilton, LL. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
The Penetrating Power of the Gospel C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
The Power and Assurance of the Gospel G. Douglass, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
The Power of a Felt Gospel T. Guthrie, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
The Power, Spirit, and Assurance of the Gospel T. B. Baker. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
The Powerful Gospel W. F. Adeney, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
The Practical Application of the Gospel H. Allen, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
The Quiet Power of the Gospel W. Antliff, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
The Subduing Power of the Gospel J. Macgowan of Amoy. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Word and Power J. Jenkins. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Affliction with Joy W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 1:6
Affliction and Joy J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
Christ the Only Sufficient Exemplar   1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
Christ's Example the Universal Rule G. Macdonald, LL. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
Followers of the Apostles and of the Lord D. Mayo. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
Not Disciples Merely, But Imitators Canon Mason. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
Stimulating Example   1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
The Divinity of a True Man D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
The Indispensableness of Following Christ W. Gladden, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
The Motive for Following Christ Percy. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
The Noble Army of Martyrs Baldwin Brown, B. A. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
The Possibility of Following Christ Canon Liddon. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
The Power of Example W. Jay. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
The Practical Result of a True Reception of the Gospel G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
How the Word is Sounded Forth W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 1:8
A Summary of Experience and a Body of Divinity Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1 Thessalonians 1:9
The Great Change W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 1:9, 10
The Nature of the Impression Made Upon the World by the Spectacle of Thessalonian Piety T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 1:9, 10

1 THESSALONIANS 2

A Courageous Preacher   1 Thessalonians 2:1-2
A Minister Without Boldness W. Gurnal. 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2
Christian Devotion   1 Thessalonians 2:1-2
Essential Elements of Success in Preaching: Boldness G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2
Influence of Character Boston Review 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2
Ministerial Boldness J. Hutchinson, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2
Not in Vain   1 Thessalonians 2:1-2
The True Pulpit D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2
True Courage Shaftesbury. 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2
Effectiveness of the Gospel T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 2:1-4
The Characteristics of St. Paul's Preaching At Thessalonica B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
The Manner of the Preachers; Or, Self-Portraiture R. Finlayson 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
Boldness in Declaring the Gospel W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 2:2
Advantages Sometimes Acquired by Guile H. K. Burton. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
All Glory to God Prof. Jowett. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
An Unfaithful Preacher Henry Varley. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
But as We Were Allowed of God to be Put in Trust with the Gospel C. Hodge, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Deceit an Unsafe Element in Moral Building Archbishop Whately. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Displeasing Men   1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Disregarding the Slanders of Men   1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Emptiness of Worldly Glory Sunday at Home. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Essential Elements of Success in Preaching: Sincerity G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Exhortation Prof. Jowett. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Flattering Words Bp. Home., La Rochefoucauld. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Flattery Discouraged   1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Glory Claimed for God Alon Prof. Jowett. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Gospel Trustees W. Birch. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Labour of Love W. Montgomery. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Not as Pleasing Men But God E. Mellor, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Sin Cloaked J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
St. Paul's Ministry -- Described A. S. Patterson, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
The Christian Ministry W. Bengo Collyer, D. D., R. Fergusson. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
The Danger of Popularity J. R. Andrews. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
The Gospel and its Preachers J. Cumming, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
The Mean Between Flattery and Severity   1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
The Minister's Trust, Faithfulness, and Trials W. D. Horwood, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
The True Missionary Spirit G. C. Needham. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Tried by God J. Caryl. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Trustees for God Reuen Thomas, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Unmercenary Motives D. L. Moody. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6
Entrusted with the Gospel W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 2:4
The Spirit and Method of Apostolic Labor T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 2:5-8
Essential Elements of Success in Preaching: Gentleness G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
Gentleness Essential to Nurses Fanny Fern. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
Loved into Life J. Halsey. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
Ministerial Affection and Devotedness R. Grant. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
Ministerial Work and Character Bp. D. Wilson. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
Ministers Should be Gentle Dean Church. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
Ministers the Nursing Fathers of the Church C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
Tenderness Prepares for Usefulness C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
The Love of Souls a Necessary Qualification for the Ministerial Office S. Davies, A. M. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
The Nurse -- Mother A. S. Patterson, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
The Use of Affectionateness in Commending the Gospel W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 2:7, 8
Truth Warmed by Love C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
A Retrospect of His Disinterested and Self-Sacrificing Labors T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 2:9
A Holy Life Recognized   1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
A Walk Worthy of God Dean Vaughan. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
An Unmercenary Teacher   1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Apostolic Behaviour and Methods J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Christian Magnanimity J. Witherspoon, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Consistency At Home   1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Eagles and Flies C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Essential Elements of Success in Preaching G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Holy Instruments R. McCheyne. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Not to Disgrace Religion W. Buxton. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Preaching While Walking Paxton Hood. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Sixty Years of Pure Life   1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
St. Paul's Labours in Thessalonica Bp. Alexander. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
That Ye Would Walk Worthy of God F. A. Noble, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
The Dignity and Duty of God   1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
The Faithful Pastor J. Hill, B. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
The Influence of a Holy Life F. W. Farrar. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
The Power of a Christian Life D. Thomas, B. A., of Bristol. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Walk Worthy of God W. Birch. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Walking Worthily A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Walking Worthy of God N. Macleod, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Appeal Alike to Man and to God Respecting His Personal and His Official Work At Thessalonica T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 2:10-12
Worthy of God W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 2:12
A Due Reception of the Gospel C. Simeon, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
A Happy Ministers' Meeting C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
Converted by the Word   1 Thessalonians 2:13
Experimental Evidence to the Word J. Cumming, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
God's Word and Man's; Their Relative Effect W. Baxendale. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
God's Word and Man's; Their Relative Value W. Baxendale. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
God's Word Intelligently Received Maurice C. Hime, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
God's Word Prayerfully Received Der Glaubensbote. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
God's Word Soul Quickening   1 Thessalonians 2:13
Hearing and Receiving the Word G. Swinnock, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
Inspiration of the Spoken Word J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
Life-Giving Energy of the Word of God   1 Thessalonians 2:13
Receiving the Scriptures as the Word of Man Archbishop Tait. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
Receiving the Word E. Brown. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
The Authenticity of the Scriptures A. Barber. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
The Correct Estimate of Gospel Truth G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
The Efficacy of the Word of God and the Way of Receiving It E. Cooper, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
The Gospel Message: its Instrument and Reception Weekly Pulpit 1 Thessalonians 2:13
The Logic of Life W. L. Watkinson. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
The Power of the Word S. T. Coleridge. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
The Preaching of the Word and its Effects J. Benson. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
The Right Reception of the Gospel G. W. Humphreys, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
The Thessalonian Reception of the Truth T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 2:13
The Unity of the Bible Bp. Huntington. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
The Word and its Works G. Swinnock, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
The Word of God W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 2:13
Response of the Thessalonians to the Proclamation of the Gospel by Paul and His Companions R. Finlayson 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
The Effects of the Gospel B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
Benefit of Persecution Cawdray. 1 Thessalonians 2:14
Consolation in Persecution   1 Thessalonians 2:14
Persecution a Stimulus T. De Witt Talmage, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:14
Persecution Elicits Sympathy   1 Thessalonians 2:14
Suffering the Test of Conversion G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 2:14
The Honour of Persecution   1 Thessalonians 2:14
The Secret of Persecution J. Spencer. 1 Thessalonians 2:14
The Evidence of the Effectual Working of the Divine Word T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16
Guilty of the Death of Christ   1 Thessalonians 2:15-16
Paul's Indictment of the Jews J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:15-16
Severity Consistent with Benevolence Dr. J. Buchanan. 1 Thessalonians 2:15-16
The Fury of the Old Religion Against the New G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 2:15-16
The Jews Under the Wrath of God   1 Thessalonians 2:15-16
Fullness of Sins W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 2:16
Paul's Absence from the Thessalonians D. Mayo. 1 Thessalonians 2:17
The Discipline of Absence Free Methodist. 1 Thessalonians 2:17
The Power of Satan Great But Restricted G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 2:17
The Apostle's Anxiety to Visit the Thessalonians T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 2:17, 18
Great Desire to See the Thessalonians R. Finlayson 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20
St. Paul's Love for His Converts B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20
Hindered by Satan W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 2:18
Satan a Hinderer Christian Herald 1 Thessalonians 2:18
Satan as a Hinderer Homiletic Review 1 Thessalonians 2:18
Satan Hindering Paul J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:18
Satan the Hinderer J. Parker, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:18
Satanic Hindrance C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 2:18
Satanic Power J. M. McNulty, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:18
The Hinderer T. Kelly. 1 Thessalonians 2:18
Believers the Joy of Ministers C. Evans, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
Consistent Christians a Minister's Joy C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
Culture of Character the Work of the Christian Pastor R. Tuck, B. A. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
Heavenly Recognition H. Kollock, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
Hope, Joy, Crown Andrew Fuller. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
Paul's Crown and Glory J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
The Grand Reward Anticipated by the Genuine Gospel Minister D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
The Minister's Joy James Parsons. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
The Minister's Joy D. Wilcox. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
The Pastor's Crown of Rejoicing J. Stoughton, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
The Pastor's Joy and Crown R. Davey. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
The Way to the Crown J. R. Miller. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
Those We Lead to Christ an Element of Our Final Reward T. T. Duryea, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20

1 THESSALONIANS 3

A Difficult and Important Mission G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 3:1-2
Alone in Athens Bp. Huntington. 1 Thessalonians 3:1-2
Loneliness with Some is Unfavourable to Virtue   1 Thessalonians 3:1-2
Paul and Timothy R. Fergusson. 1 Thessalonians 3:1-2
Solitary Saints C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 3:1-2
Solitude F. W. Robertson, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 3:1-2
The Risks of Solitude J. Parker, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 3:1-2
The Solitude of a Great City G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 3:1-2
Proof of the Apostle's Love for the Thessalonians B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5
The Design of Timothy's Mission to Thessalonica T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5
Great Desire to See the Thessalonians R. Finlayson 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13
Comforted Concerning the Faith A. Raleigh, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 3:2-3
Ministers of Joy H. W. Beecher. 1 Thessalonians 3:2-3
Timothy and His Mission J. W. Burn. 1 Thessalonians 3:2-3
Timothy and His Mission J. W. Burn. 1 Thessalonians 3:2-3
Appointed to Affliction J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 3:3-5
Necessary Afflictions C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 3:3-5
The Christian Conditions of Life Baldwin Brown, B. A. 1 Thessalonians 3:3-5
The Need of the Apostolic Warning Bp. Wordsworth. 1 Thessalonians 3:3-5
The Object of Afflictions Colton, G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 3:3-5
The Perils of Suffering G. Swinnock, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 3:3-5
The Persecution of the Early Church Prof. Jowett. 1 Thessalonians 3:3-5
Christian Progress a Cause of Tribulation T. De Witt Talmage, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 3:4
Christian Tribulation H. W. Beecher. 1 Thessalonians 3:4
God's Purpose in Troubles H. W. Beecher. 1 Thessalonians 3:4
How to Deal with Troubles W. Baxendale. 1 Thessalonians 3:4
The Benefit of Tribulation Bp. Jewel. 1 Thessalonians 3:4
The Minister to Warn His People of Future Suffering W. Burditt, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 3:4
Tribulation Abp. Trench. 1 Thessalonians 3:4
Unmoved by Trial T. Guthrie, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 3:4
Christian Solicitude J. W. Burn. 1 Thessalonians 3:5
Degrees in Temptation J. Newton. 1 Thessalonians 3:5
How the Work of the Gospel May be Frustrated by Temptation W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 3:5
Resistance to Temptation Possible   1 Thessalonians 3:5
Satan More Prominent in the New Testament than in the Old Abp. Trench. 1 Thessalonians 3:5
Seduction of Temptation W. Denton, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 3:5
Sinful Hearts Invite Temptation H. W. Beecher. 1 Thessalonians 3:5
Temptation Comes Unawares C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 3:5
Temptation Without Warning The Quiver. 1 Thessalonians 3:5
The Subtlety of the Tempter J. Spencer. 1 Thessalonians 3:5
Trial Endured   1 Thessalonians 3:5
Where Temptation Assails F. W. Robertson, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 3:5
Faith and Charity   1 Thessalonians 3:6
News that Gladdens G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 3:6
The Happy Issue of Timothy's Visit to Thessalonica T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 3:6-8
The Return of Timotheus B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10
Christian Steadfastness J. N. Pearson. 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
Inspiring Christian Steadfastness Neander. 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
Joy in the Progress of the Gospel W. Baxendale. 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
Ministerial Gratitude and Prayer D. Mayo. 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
Saved Sinners a Minister's Joy C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
Thankfulness for Success S. Smiles, LL. D. 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
The Faith of the People the Comfort of the Minister J. Irons. 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
The Pastor's Life Wrapped Up with His People's Steadfastness C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
The Pastor's Thankful Joy Canon Miller. 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
The People's Stability the Minister's Comfort C. Simeon, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
The Spiritual Relation Between the Apostle and the Thessalonians Carlyle., J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
The Steadfastness of Believers a Source of Ministerial Satisfaction G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
The Steadfastness of Christians the Happiness of Minister Essex Remembrancer 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
The Steadfastness of the Church the Life of the Ministry Essex Congregational Remembrancer 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
We Live, If Ye Standfast in the Lord R. Walker. 1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
Zealous for the Souls of Others   1 Thessalonians 3:7-10
St. Paul's Devotion to His Converts W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 3:8
The Apostle's Gratitude to Clod and His Further Solicitude for His Converts T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 3:9, 10
Ministerial Solicitude C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 3:10
Paul's Prayer for the Thessalonians J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 3:10
Further Prayer for His Personal Return to Thessalonica T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 3:11
A Comprehensive Apostolic Prayer G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
Direction of the Way and Increase in Love A. Raleigh, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
Divine Guidance Guaranteed G. Kingsley, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
God Honoured by Seeking His Guidance J. Ruskin. 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
God's Guidance to be Sought by Prayer A. Toplady, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
Guidance Honestly Sought J. Newton. 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
Paul's Ejaculatory Prayer J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
Prayer About a Journey R. Fergusson. 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
Prayer to Christ Canon Liddon. 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
St. Paul's Prayer for His Converts B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
The Helplessness of Man's Self-Guidance T. Manton, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
The Mysteriousness and Methods of God's Guidance J. Parker, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
The Right and the Wrong Way of Seeking God's Guidance J. Spencer. 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
The Increase of Love W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 3:12
Christian Love   1 Thessalonians 3:12-13
Missionary Love J. Harding, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13
The Abounding of Charity W. B. Pope, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13
The Apostle's Prayer for the Progressive Sanctification of the Thessalonians T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 3:12, 13
The Effect of Love on Universal Holiness C. Simeon, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13
The Holiness Tone H. W. Beecher. 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13
The Savour of Christian Holiness   1 Thessalonians 3:12-13

1 THESSALONIANS 4

Christian Progress W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 4:1
Chrysostom -- Excessive Grief At the Death of Friends Various 1 Thessalonians 4:1
Living and Dead When Christ Returns Martin Luther 1 Thessalonians 4:1
Exhortation B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 2
The Importance of Living in Harmony with the Divine Will T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 2
Sanctification R. Finlayson 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5
A Deepening Consecration S. B. Bossiter. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
A Fuller Consecration C. Simeon, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Abounding More and More H. K. Burton. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Earnest Exhortations to a High Sanctity G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
How to Walk So as to Please God G. Burder. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Of Abounding More and More Plain Sermons by Contributors to "Tracts for the Times." 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Pleasing God B. Pugh. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Pleasing God Is D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
So Ye Would Abound More and More   1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
The Christian's Walk and its Object W. H. M. H. Aitken, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
The Necessity of Progress Bp. Westcott. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Walking So as to Please God   1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
God's Commandments a Protection and a Delight J. Hamilton, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:2
God's Commandments Reasonable J. Spencer. 1 Thessalonians 4:2
The Authority of Christ J. Parker, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:2
The Lord Jesus and His Commandments J. W. Burn. 1 Thessalonians 4:2
Sanctification a Divine Arrangement T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 4:3
Warning Against Sins of Impurity T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 4:3
Distinctive Features of a True Sanctification G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
Holiness or. M. Ashley, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
Human Holiness the Great Object of the Divine Will D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
Of Sanctification   1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
Our Consecration the Will of God Dean Vaughan. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
Our Sanctification E. N. Kirk, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
Sanctification J. Davies. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
Sanctification   1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
Sanctification of the Spirit A. W. Hare, A. M. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
Sanctification the Will of God J. F. Denham. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
Sanctification the Will of God Family Churchman 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
The Law of Purity B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8
A Call unto Holiness F. Cook, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
A Caution Against Impurity R. Fergusson. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
A Holy Atmosphere Dr. Williams. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
Called to Holiness Jones' Bampton Lectures. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
Commercial Morality G. Swinnock, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
Conscientiousness Quarterly Review 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
Desire for Holiness   1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
Holiness T. Chalmers, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
How Personal Purity is to be Maintained Prof. Croskery. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
Licentiousness Prof. Jowett. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
Purity A. T. Lyttelton, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
Purity of Life B. C. Cairn, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
Refusing to Defraud T. De Witt Talmage. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
The Curse of Fraud W. Arthur, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
The Divine Call J. W. Burn. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
The Importance of Purity Guesses at Truth. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
The Vessel of the Body R. W. Evans, B. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:4-7
How Personal Purity is to be Maintained T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 4:4-8
A Word to She Despiser G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 4:8
The Cause of Despising W. Cawdray. 1 Thessalonians 4:8
The Causes Which Induce a Despising of Divine Revelation T. Archer, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:8
The Impotence and Folly of Despising the Truth C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 4:8
The Sin of Despising God C. W. H. Kenrick, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 4:8
The Sinfulness of the Despiser J. Parker, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:8
Love of the Brethren W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 4:9
Inculcation of Brotherly Love T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 4:9, 10
A Lady Once Made a Complaint to Frederick the Great Clerical Library 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
A Lesson for Busybodies Clerical Library 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
A Precept on Business J. Hamilton, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Brotherly Love W. Jay. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Brotherly Love Divinely Taught J. Burns, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Brotherly Love the Proof of a True Sanctification G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Brotherly Love the Test of Religion J. Parker, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Brotherly Love, the Sham and the Real C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Business Bp. S. S. Harris. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Business Life J. O. Dykes, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Christian Advancement Bp. Jewell. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Considerations Conducive to the Quiet Minding of Our Own Business I. Barrow. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Continuance in Brotherly Love W. Baxendale. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Energy of Quiet Forces Advanced Textbook of Geology 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Instances of Brotherly Love G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Love in Practice C. Simeon. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Love One Another S. S. Times 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Moral Increase J. Armstrong, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Of Quietness and Doing Our Own Business Isaac Barrow, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Peaceful, Humble Activity J. H. Newman, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Practical Brotherly Love Sunday Magazine 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Progress T. Guthrie, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Quiet Work H. J. W. Buxton. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Reproof of a Busybody W. Denton. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
The Business of Life D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
The Business of Life E. J. Hardy, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
The Christian's Growth T. Guthrie, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
The Dignity of Labour T. Carlyle. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
The Great Duties of the Christian Life R. Fergusson. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
The Importance of Attending to Our Own Business Bp. Jewell. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
The Means of Creating and Promoting Brotherly Love J. T. Serjeant. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
The Nature of Brotherly Love J. Parker, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
The Pacific Spirit Another Proof of a True Sanctification W. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
The Quiet Spirit A. Craig. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
The Study of Quietness and the Practice of Our Own Busine A. Farindon, B. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
The Unifying Power of Brotherly Love J. Hutchinson, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
Work Should be Worship William Grant. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11
The Christian Circle and Accounting by Them that are Without R. Finlayson 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12
The Law of Love B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12
The Industrial Life W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 4:11
Inculcation of the Duty of Quiet and Honest Industry T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 4:11, 12
Christians Before the World W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 4:12
Exemplary Honesty H. W. Beecher. 1 Thessalonians 4:12
Honesty C. E. Little. 1 Thessalonians 4:12
Honesty Rewarded   1 Thessalonians 4:12
Honesty Towards Those Without C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 4:12
Motives to Industry J. W. Burn. 1 Thessalonians 4:12
The Disciplinary and Educational Function of Business Bp. S. S. Harris. 1 Thessalonians 4:12
A Suggestive Contrast Handbook to Scripture Doctrines. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Christ Died that Saints Might Sleep in Death W. Bates, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Christian Mourning H. Kollock, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Consolation for the Bereaved W. Naylor. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Consolations Accompanying the Death of Saints J. Walker. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Death a Sleep J. Parsons. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Death a Sleep W. Landells, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Different Ideas of Immortality Dr. Storrs. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Gone Before Whitecross. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Having no Hope C. W. Camp. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Hope in Death   1 Thessalonians 4:13
Hope in Death J. F. B. Tinling, B. A. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Hopeless Death H. Hayman, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Ignorance Concerning the Dead D. Mayo. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Pilgrims At Rest J. S. Withington. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Reasons for Comfort Concerning Them that Die in the Lord J. Benson. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Sleeping in Jesus   1 Thessalonians 4:13
Sleeping in Jesus J. Young, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Sorrow for the Dead G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Sorrow for the Dead T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Sorrow Without Hope Du Chaillu. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
The Christian View of Death W. H. Davison. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
The Coming of the Lord Preachers' Monthly 1 Thessalonians 4:13
The Second Coming Christian Age 1 Thessalonians 4:13
The Sleep of Death R. D. Hitchcock, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
The Sleep of the Faithful Departed Archdeacon Manning. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
The Sleep of the Faithful Departed Canon T. S. Evans, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
The Soul Does not Steep in Death J. Cumming, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
The State of Departed Saints E. Steane, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
The Victory of Hope in Sorrow H. W. Beecher. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Without Hope   1 Thessalonians 4:13
Sorrow for the Dead Transfigured by the Resurrection of Christ W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 4:13, 14
Anxiety About the State of the Christian Dead R. Finlayson 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
The Resurrection B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Christ's Resurrection and Ours C. Molyneux, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 4:14
Christ's Resurrection the Pledge of Ours R. S. Barrett. 1 Thessalonians 4:14
Resting on God's Word   1 Thessalonians 4:14
The Certainty and Blessedness of the Resurrection of True Christians Abp. Tillotson. 1 Thessalonians 4:14
The Dead Christ and Sleeping Christians A. Lind, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:14
Reasons Against Sorrow for the Dead T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 4:14, 15
The Second Advent of Christ G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 4:15
The Waiting Congregation of the Redeemed Bp. Alexander. 1 Thessalonians 4:15
The Order of the Second Advent W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 4:15, 16
A Child's Faith   1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
An Exulting Prospect   1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
Being Ever with the Lord J. McKinlay, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
Christian Comfort T. Massey, B. A. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
Christ's Coming J. Gritton, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
Ever G. Swinnock, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
Ever with the Lord W. H. Davison. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
Ever with the Lord S. Martin. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
Forever with the Lord G. D. Evans. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
Forever with the Lord C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
Heavenly Comfort   1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
Preparing for Heaven   1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
The Dead in Christ T. G. Horton. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
The Doctrine of the Resurrection C. Simeon, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
The Duty of Comforting One Another A. Farindon, B. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
The Gospel Telescope   1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
The Order of Events At the Second Advent T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
The Resurrection of the Dead Dr. Beaumont. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
The Second Coming of Christ J. Hutchison, D. D., Bp. Alexander. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
There is Comfort C. S. Robinson, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
Words of Comfort R. W. Betts. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

1 THESSALONIANS 5

Fenelon -- the Saints Converse with God Various 1 Thessalonians 5:1
Certainty of the Time of the Second Advent T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5
Exhortation in View of the Lord's Coming R. Finlayson 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
The Attitude of the Church Towards the Second Advent of Christ G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
The Day of the Lord B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
The Profanity of Attempting to Determine the Time Bp. Jewell. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
The Second Advent and its Issues R. Fergusson. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
The Uncertainty of the Time of the Second Advent J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Times and Seasons Abp. Trench. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Under Sealed Orders   1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
A Reminder of Mortality   1 Thessalonians 5:2
Christ Coming as a Thief in the Night J. Hutchison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:2
Preparedness H. D. Mackay. 1 Thessalonians 5:2
The Day of the Lord Canon Liddon. 1 Thessalonians 5:2
The Suddenness of the Second Advent J. H. Newman, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:2
A Thief in the Night W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4
A Deadly Peace J. W. Hardman. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
Danger Near and Man Unconscious of It J. W. Hardman. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
Delusions C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
False Overconfidence J. L. Nye. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
False Peace C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
Men Lured to Destruction Rowland Hill. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
Procrastination Leads to Sudden Destruction C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
Secure in Sin C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
The Day of Days Canon Liddon. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
The Sinner's Doom Sir E. Bayley, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
Unconsciousness of the Approach of Death Canon Farrar. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
Ready to Die   1 Thessalonians 5:4
Responsibility for Religious Privileges D. Moore, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:4
Two Views of Death Sunday at Home. 1 Thessalonians 5:4
Children of Life and Light A. Caldwell. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
Children of Light Free Methodist Magazine 1 Thessalonians 5:5
Children of the Night and Darkness W. C. Church. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
Judged by the Light We Give   1 Thessalonians 5:5
Light and Liberty H. W. Beecher. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
Light Within Diffuses Radiance Without H. Grey, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
The Children of the Day R. A. Hallam, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
The Relation of Christianity to Intellectual Culture C. N. Sims, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
Vigilance and Sobriety J. Burns, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
A Warning Against Watchlessness T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 5:5-8
A Slumbering Church C. Wadsworth, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Awake Thou that Sleepest Prof. Croskerry. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Awake! Awake C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Be Sober A. S. Patterson, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Duty of Watchfulness W. Mason. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Let Us not Sleep T. Binney. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Life the Time for Work Preacher's Monthly 1 Thessalonians 5:6
On Guard G. Swinnock, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Salutary Watchfulness A Tamil Parable. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Sleep T. M. Morris. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Sleep Not C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Spiritual Sleep J. Morison, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Taking Observations W. Wilberforce. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
The Danger of Spiritual Slumber J. W. Hardman, LL. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
The Deadening Effects of the Gospel When it Does not Arou C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
The Enchanted Ground C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
The Insensibility of the Sinner C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
The Pilgrims on the Enchanted Ground L. O. Thompson. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
The Soul Asleep D. Moore, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Watch R. S. Barrett. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Watch C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Watchfulness Must be Constant J. F. B. Tinling, B. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Watchfulness Overcome J. L. Nye. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
Night and Day W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8
A Manifold Drunkenness   1 Thessalonians 5:7
The Christian View of Drunkenness T. H. Pattison. 1 Thessalonians 5:7
Aspects of Christian Life T. Binney. 1 Thessalonians 5:8
Christian Sobriety, or Seriousness A. Jessop, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:8
For an Helmet, the Hope of Salvation C. Hodge, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:8
Good Counsel D. Mayo. 1 Thessalonians 5:8
Hope of Salvation Christian Age 1 Thessalonians 5:8
The Breastplate of Faith and Love J. W. Burn. 1 Thessalonians 5:8
The Helmet C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:8
The Sober Minded Children of the Day A. Triggs. 1 Thessalonians 5:8
The Work and Armour of the Children of the Day A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:8
Assured Salvation Through Christ L. O. Thompson. 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
Called to Salvation C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
Christ's Desire for His People's Company A. G. Brown. 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
God's Everlasting Purpose C. Clayton, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
Oneness with Christ C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
Salvation Bp. Alexander., C. Hodge, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
The Divine Appointment of Christians W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 5:9, 10
The Source, Channel, and End of the Salvation Hoped for T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
Christian Comfort Luther's Table Talk. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Comfort and Edification Bp. Villiers. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Edification Bp. Alexander. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Edification the Aim of Christian Speech C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
The Communion of Saints W. Mudge, B. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
The Power of Comfort Jeremy Taylor. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
The Power to Comfort a Test of Religion W. Davenport Adams. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Appreciation of a Clergyman's Work W. Baxendale. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
Faithful Ministers Worthy of Respect E. Payson. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
Ministers and People A. Wickens. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
Pastoral Claims J. A. James. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
Pastors and People A. S. Patterson, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
The Due Recognition of Christian Pastors T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 5:12, 13
Closing Exhortations B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
Exhortations R. Finlayson 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
Inculcation of Mutual Peace T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 5:13
Helping the Weak C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Mutual Duties of Church Members T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Patience H. W. Beecher. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Patience and Charity Needed Dr. Spinning. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Precept and Practice G. Swinnock, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Precepts G. Barlow. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Support the Weak Told in Dr. Bernardo's "Night and Day. " 1 Thessalonians 5:14
The Contrast Between Heathenism and Christianity in the Treatment of the Weak C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
The Difficulty of the Strong to Sympathize with the Weak F. Jacox, B. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
The Feeble Minded Bp. Alexander. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Warnings J. Richardson, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Abstinence from Revenge, and the Steadfast Pursuit of Good T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 5:15
Following the Good W. Birch. 1 Thessalonians 5:15
Good for Evil H. R. Burton. 1 Thessalonians 5:15
Negative and Positive Precepts G. Barlow., Prof. Jowett. 1 Thessalonians 5:15
Perseverance in Following the Good W. Birch. 1 Thessalonians 5:15
The Duty and the Privilege of Constant Joy T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 5:16
A Trinity of Privileges T. G. Horton. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
A Triple Commandment H. Smith. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Cheerfulness in God's Service G. Dawson, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Christian Joy H. W. Beecher. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Christian Rejoicing J. Hamilton, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Happiness in All Circumstances J. F. B. Tinling, B. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice Evermore R. S. Barrett. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice Evermore C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice Evermore W. M. Hawkins. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice Evermore I. Barrow, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice Evermore   1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice Evermore B. Beddome, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice Evermore D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice Evermore   1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice Evermore A. S. Patterson, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoicing According to Individual Capacity Billy Bray. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
The Duty and the Means of Cheerfulness R. W. Dale, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
The Pleasantness of Religion J. W. Diggle, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Three Universal Exhortations W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Constant Prayer in Practice Clerical Library 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Continuous and Stated Prayer Dean Goulburn. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Continuous Prayer Life of Dr. Raleigh. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Ejaculatory Prayer T. Fuller, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Example of Constant Prayer Life of Fletcher of Madeley. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Given to Prayer Joseph Cook. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Habitual Communion with God in Prayer Plain Sermons by Contributors to "Tracts for the Times." 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Necessity of Constant Prayer C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray Without Ceasing C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Prayer a Security   1 Thessalonians 5:17
Prayer a Training for Prayer C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Prayer All Pervading J. H. Newman, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Prayer Always Seasonable   1 Thessalonians 5:17
Prayer Independent of Moods J. L. Nye. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Prayer Without Petition Independent. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Regularity in Prayer C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
The All Pervasiveness of Prayer Dean Goulburn. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
The Duty of Constant Prayer T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 5:17
The Nature, Seasons, and Obligations of Prayer Timothy Dwight, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
The Spirit of Prayer T. Griffith, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
The Spirit of Prayer T. Griffith, A. M. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Unceasing Prayer Prof. Shedd. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Unceasing Prayer   1 Thessalonians 5:17
Value of Constant Prayer C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Watching and Prayer J. Ruskin. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Exemplary Thanksgiving   1 Thessalonians 5:18
Grounds for Thankfulness J. Hamilton, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Reasons for Thankfulness J. L. Nye. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Thankfulness   1 Thessalonians 5:18
Thankfulness and Unthankfulness Christian Age 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Thanksgiving A. T. Pierson, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Thanksgiving to God S. Ward. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Thanksgiving with Prayer The Christian 1 Thessalonians 5:18
The Duty of Thankfulness J. Hamilton, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
The Duty of Thanksgiving T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 5:18
The Faculty of Thankfulness H. W. Beecher. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
The Habit of Thankfulness J. A. Broadus, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
The Perpetual Thanksgiving of a Christian Life E. L. Hull, B. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Unthankfulness J. Hamilton, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Danger of Deferring Reformation J. Foster. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Instance of Quenching the Spirit Rufus W. Clark, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
On Quenching the Spirit Bp. Temple. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
On the Holy Spirit D. Katterns. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Positive Duties H. Smith. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Protecting the Spirit's Light Newman Hall, LL. B. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Quench not the Spirit E. Mellor, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Quench not the Spirit B. Beddome, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Quench not the Spirit Arthur G. Baxter. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Quenching the Spirit A. Raleigh, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Quenching the Spirit T. Boston, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Quenching the Spirit   1 Thessalonians 5:19
Quenching the Spirit J. Parsons. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Quenching the Spirit C. G. Finney, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Quenching the Spirit W. Jay. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Quenching the Spirit W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Self-Destroyed W. Baxendale. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
The Coated Heart A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
The Spirit Quenched   1 Thessalonians 5:19
The Spirit Quenched D. L. Moody. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
The Working of the Divine Spirit Dean Vaughan. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Words of Warning R. W. Randall, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Exhortations Regarding Spiritual Gifts T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21
Careless Listening   1 Thessalonians 5:20
Despise not Prophesyings B. Beddome, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:20
A Life Given to Proving All Things Mark Pattison, B. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Faith and Reason Prof. Tillett. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Hold Fast that Which is Good B. Beddome, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Holdfast L. O. Thompson. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Holdfasts W. Birch. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Holding Fast the Good T. Jones, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Innovation and Conservatism in Matters of Religion T. G. Horton. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Man in Relation to the Vast and the Specific D. Thomas, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Private Judgment W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Prove -- Then Hold Fast S. Martin. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Prove All Things J. Vaughan, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Prove All Things Bp. E. H. Bickersteth. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Prove All Things B. Beddome, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Proving the Power of God's Grace   1 Thessalonians 5:21
Quinquagesima Sunday F. D. Maurice, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Testing the Bible T. De Witt Talmage. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
The Bible and Free Inquiry F. Tucker, B. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
The Right of Private Judgment in Matters of Religion J. Burnet. 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Abstinence from the Appearance of Evil G. Peck, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:22
Avoiding Sins of Every Appearance C. F. Deems, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:22
Avoiding the Appearance of Evil B. Beddome, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:22
Avoiding the Appearance of Evil Memoir of Venn. 1 Thessalonians 5:22
Fear of Sin C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:22
Safe Conduct T. Brooks. 1 Thessalonians 5:22
The Appearance of Evil   1 Thessalonians 5:22
The Appearance of Evil Great Thoughts 1 Thessalonians 5:22
The Need of Guarding Against All Evil C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:22
Warning Against Every Form of Evil T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 5:22
A Short But Comprehensive Prayer R. Fergusson. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Body, Soul and Spirit Sanctified T. Arnold, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Body, Soul, and Spirit Canon T. S. Evans, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Body, Soul, and Spirit Dean Goulburn. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Complete Sanctification W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Entire Sanctification M. G. Pearse. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Entire Sanctification Dr. Jarbo. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Entire Sanctification W. B. Pope, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Sanctification Timothy Dwight, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
The King's Lodging C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
The Prayer for Entire Consecration Bp. Ellicott. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
The Sanctification of the Complete Man E. L. Hull, B. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
The Spiritual Nature Lyman Abbott. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
The Tripartite Nature of Man Bp. Woodford. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Prayer for the Sanctification and Preservation of Thessalonian Believers T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 24
The Result of Obedience to These Commandments - Sanctification B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 24
Prayer R. Finlayson 1 Thessalonians 5:23-28
God's Faithfulness C. H. Spurgeon. 1 Thessalonians 5:24
God's Faithfulness W.F. Adeney 1 Thessalonians 5:24
The Faith of Man and the Faithfulness of God W. Archer Butler, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:24
Prayer for Ministers J. Vaughan, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:25
Prayer for Missionaries J. Aldis. 1 Thessalonians 5:25
Prayer Helps Preaching W. Buxton. 1 Thessalonians 5:25
The Force of Prayer Bp. Westcott. 1 Thessalonians 5:25
The Ministers' Plea for the Peoples' Prayers J. Gouge, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:25
The Minister's Prayer Book Clerical Library 1 Thessalonians 5:25
The Prayers of Christian People in Relation to Ministerial Work Evan Lewis, B. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:25
The Value of Prayer for Ministers H. C. Fish, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:25
Three Closing Injunctions T. Croskery 1 Thessalonians 5:25-27
Conclusion B.C. Caffin 1 Thessalonians 5:25-28
A Smiling Greeting The Christian 1 Thessalonians 5:26
Christian Greeting   1 Thessalonians 5:26
Fraternal Salutation A. Barnes, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:26
The Holy Kiss J. Neil, M. A. 1 Thessalonians 5:26
A Solemn Mandate A. Barnes, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:27
Bible Reading in the Church J. W. Burn. 1 Thessalonians 5:27
Desire to Know God's Word Religious Tract Society Anecdotes 1 Thessalonians 5:27
The Authenticity of the Epistle Archdeacon Paley. 1 Thessalonians 5:27
The Authority of St. Paul's Epistles Bp. Alexander. 1 Thessalonians 5:27
The Witness to Christ of the Oldest Christian Writing A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 Thessalonians 5:27
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