Come And Reason Ministries

Bible Study Class: 3rd Quarter 2012 - 1 & 2 Thessalonians

In This Quarter...

... through Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians, we’ll get a glimpse into the life of an early Christian church—an urban church—really, and see some of the struggles and challenges that it faced, including the difficulties that arose from the fact that Christ had not yet returned! Fascinating, too, is that however different their circumstances from our own, so often the principles reflected in Paul’s words to the Thessalonians deal with the issues and challenges that we, too, confront as we await—not some mysterious Godot—but the Lord Jesus, whose death on the cross at the first coming guarantees His return in glory at the Second.

Jon Paulien is dean of the School of Religion at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California.


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3rd Quarter 2012:  1 & 2 Thessalonians podcast PDF Notes
Lesson Title Webcast Video Audio Notes Social
1 - The Gospel Comes to Thessalonica YouTube MP3 PDF  
2 - Preserving Relationships YouTube MP3 PDF  
3 - Thessalonica in Paul's Day YouTube MP3 PDF  
4 - Joyous and Thankful YouTube MP3 PDF  
5 - The Apostolic Example YouTube MP3 PDF  
6 - Friends Forever YouTube MP3 PDF  
7 - Living Holy Lives YouTube MP3 PDF  
8 - The Dead in Christ n/a MP3 PDF  
9 - Final Events YouTube MP3 PDF  
10 - Church Life YouTube MP3 PDF  
11 - Promise to the Persecuted YouTube MP3 PDF  
12 - The Antichrist YouTube MP3 PDF  
13 - Keeping the Church Faithful YouTube MP3 PDF