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1 Thessalonians 3:4

Jul 18, 2017   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Thessalonians, 1 Thessalonians (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

For, in fact, we told you before when we were with you that we would suffer tribulation, just as it happened, and you know. 1 Thessalonians 3:4

Paul begins this verse with “For.” In this, he is confirming why “no one should be shaken by these afflictions” from the previous verse.Read the rest

1 Thessalonians 3:3

Jul 17, 2017   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Thessalonians, 1 Thessalonians (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

Monday, 17 July 2017

…that no one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. 1 Thessalonians 3:3

In the previous verse, Paul noted that he had sent Timothy “to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith.” He now notes that this was so “that no one should be shaken by these afflictions.”Read the rest

1 Thessalonians 3:2

Jul 16, 2017   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Thessalonians, 1 Thessalonians (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

Sunday, 16 July 2017

and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith, 1 Thessalonians 3:2

It is evident from these words that Paul had sent Timothy from Athens. As noted in 3:1, there is no contradiction with this and with the account in Acts, as long as Paul’s terminology in the use of singular and plural pronouns is properly understood.Read the rest

1 Thessalonians 3:1

Jul 15, 2017   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Thessalonians, 1 Thessalonians (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Therefore, when we could no longer endure it, we thought it good to be left in Athens alone, 1 Thessalonians 3:1

This verse is hard to reconcile with the account in Acts, but only because not everything that occurred is recorded there or here. Paul is using the plural “we” here, but as has been seen already, it is certainly referring to himself alone.Read the rest