Paul’s Letters to the Thessalonians
Bible Studies, Messages, Papers
The Roman road called Via Egnatia, on which Paul traveled from Philippi to Thessaloniki. Photo credit: Philip Pilhofer, Wikimedia Commons.
bible studies and messages from the anastasis center: thessalonians
Below are small group leader notes, sermons, and exegetical notes on Paul’s First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians.
We make the best of modern biblical scholarship, along with early Christian exegesis, relevant and practical.
Notes and Essays on Paul’s Letters to the Thessalonians
Divine Fire and Justice in 2 Thessalonians 1 An exploration of what fire and justice mean in 1:9
Books and Articles on Paul’s Letters to the Thessalonians
Irenaeus of Lyons, Against Heresies, book 4, chapter 28, paragraph 1 (~170 AD) refers to fire and wrath being "from the face of God" not "away from the presence"
John Chrysostom, Homily 3 on 2 Thessalonians [1:9 - 10] (CCEL, ~400 AD)
Father Aidan Kimel, Book Review: The Inescapable Love of God (part 5) (Eclectic Orthodoxy blog, Feb 22, 2015) on 2 Th.1:9 on the absence or presence of Jesus