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Outline of 1 & 2 Thessalonians

The following are my notes of Ed Gravely’s lecture at SEBTS.

Basic Outline of 1 Thessalonians:

Ch. 1-3 – Introduction and personal commendations

Ch. 4-5 – Practical Instructions in Light of the Day of The Lord

Chapter-by-Chapter Outline of 1 Thessalonians:

Ch. 1 – The Faith & Example of the Thessalonians

Ch. 2 – Paul’s Ministry & Longing to See Them

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Paul’s Church Planting

The following are my notes of Ed Gravely’s lecture at SEBTS.

We know the following things about how Paul planted a church in Thessalonica by looking at Acts 17:

1. Paul first preached in Thessalonica during his 2nd missionary journey according to Acts 17:1-9.

2. Paul stayed in Thessalonica for at least 3 weeks (Acts 17:2) but probably he stayed there longer (maybe around 6 months?).

3. After Paul left Thessalonica he went to Berea. The Thessalonian Jews tracked him down and incited the Bereans to expel him from the city (Acts 17:10-15).

4. Paul continued his travels and was apparently reached with news of the Thessalonians by Timothy while he was in Corinth.

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