Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Letters to the Church: Thessalonica, Revisited

From the one of the longest New Testament letters we move to one of the shortest: 2 Thessalonians. It can easily be read in one sitting; in fact, we will read most if not all of it together on Sunday, but you'd do well to read it in advance (start here). Unlike our letters thus far, there's a lot more debate over when this letter was written, under what circumstances, and whether it was written by Paul himself or a later follower of Paul (this will be true of the next few letters we address). But no matter who wrote them and when, letters like 2 Thessalonians have words of truth to speak to us in this place and time. What do you hear in this letter that connects with you, or with our church or culture?

Check out the accompanying video from the Bible Project below or by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbPBDKOn1cc. I look forward to diving together into this book that doesn't usually get much attention on Sunday!

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