1 Thessalonians 5 Outline
– When will the Lord return (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)
– Final greetings (1 Thessalonians 5:12-28)
1 Thessalonians 5 Bible Study
In 1 Thessalonians 5:1 ‘“ 9, Paul tells us that the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ will be sudden. Many people will not expect that day to arrive. The second coming of Christ will be like a thief that breaks into the house. We should always be alert and guard ourselves against all kinds of sins so that we can get saved. Paul asked the Thessalonians to put on their faith and love like a suit of armor. During the Roman era, different types of armor are made for the Roman soldier. The armor worn by the Roman soldier doesn’t cover the whole body. It consists of pieces of metal to protect the most important parts of the body. Some armor only covers the head and face but have holes for the person to see and breathe. It is not God’s intention to punish us. He sent his son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins so that we can get saved. We should encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ and help them so that we can get saved.
In Thessalonians 5:10 ‘“ 28, Paul urged the Thessalonians to pray for his gospel ministry. We should always pray for our church leaders and co-workers so that they will be protected from all kinds of temptations and other evil plans of the devil. We should love everyone and be nice to them. We should not mistreat someone just because we don’t like them. If someone does wrong, we must be brave to point him to the right direction. In this way, the person will be able to live a life that honor God. If you don’t speak out, the person probably won’t change and Satan will continue to deceive him. No matter in what circumstances, we must face it with prayer. Even if nothing happens yet, we should keep on thanking God to show that we have faith towards his promise. Whenever we heard a prophesy, we should put it to the test so that we know whether it is from God. We can pray to God and ask him about the prophecy instead of just rejecting it and not believing in it. Finally, Paul ended the letter by praying that God will bless them with peace, healthy body, and remain faultless until the second coming of Christ.