But by the time he wrote his letter to the Thessalonians
, he had become a great encourager because of God's work in his heart.
Paul will later correspond with the Philippians, as he does with the Thessalonians
. The stoning may be one reason why we don't have letters to the Lystracians, Antiochians, or Iconium-ians.
The first lesson was the second book of Thessalonians
, ch 1 v1-7, the heading was The Judgement at Christ's Coming and was read by Margaret Warren.
"For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, If any will not work, neither let him eat." 2 Thessalonians
Our reading from Isaiah opens with a proclamation that "the spirit of the Lord God is upon me." We hear in 1 Thessalonians
that we not to quench the Spirit and a prayer that our spirit and soul and body might be kept sound and blameless.
The remaining essays examine specific sections of the NT: Romans and 1 Thessalonians
(Andries van Aarde), Galatians (Franqois Tolmie), the Pastoral Letters (Rob van Houwelingen), Mark and the Gospel of Thomas (Ernest van Eck), the pericope adulterae (Wim Weren), and John in general (Jan van der Watt and Jacobus Kok).
Among the topics are the task and method of exegesis, medical imagery in the pastoral epistles, whether the Thessalonians
wrote to Paul, traditions and theology of care in the New Testament, paranaesis in the Epistle to Titus, the vertus feminarium in 1 Timothy 2:9-15, self-definition among the cynics, Heracles, Athenagoras on the poets and philosophers, a physical description of Paul, and a review of Helmut Koester's Introduction to the New Testament.
When explaining why it introduced 'recommended prayer', PRAYHoUSe wrote, "we suggest a closely related prayer for you, to keep you praying without ceasing (1 Thessalonians
5:17)." Prayers from PRAYHoUSe typically come first with a Scripture verse, following a short original prayer based on the verse.
By the way, if millions of Americans refuse to cut grass, harvest crops, or do other laborious jobs, it is time they learned to do so or to go hungry: "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat" (II Thessalonians
The date of the Rapture - alluded to in the First Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians
(4:17) in the Bible - has been falsely predicted by many others over the years.
En route he will speak on 1 Thessalonians
in Lichfield on November 1, II Thessalonians
in Wolverhampton on November 2 and I Timothy in Birmingham on November 3.
This is a critical edition of Erasmus's annotations on Paul's epistles to the Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians
. Van Poll-van de Lisdonk also edited the previous volume of the same 'ordo' of the Amsterdam edition of Erasmus's Opera Omnia, namely, ASD VI-8, his annotations on his two epistles to the Corinthians.