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August 25-26, 2018

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Reading along with us in 2 Thessalonians? Here’s today’s reading:

2 Thessalonians 2 (ESV)

Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?....Continue Reading

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  1. e. 7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. 8And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming

  2. 16Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.❤️

  3. It is clear that chapter 2 is one of the primary reasons Paul writes this second letter to the Thessalonians. It seems as if they took his teaching about the coming of Christ and their being raised to Him as it was going to happen very soon. He puts the brakes on that thought and lets them know that something needs to happen before Jesus comes to get them/us. The man of lawlessness (ie the antichrist) needs to be revealed. Now he comes in the context of the great rebellion (the tribulation?) under the power of satan and after the restrainer (the Holy Spirit?) is removed. We will look at this text more in depth this Sunday as I tackle the issue of end times, the last topic suggested this summer.

    Once these issues of Jesus’s return are addressed, Paul turns turns to encouraging the Thessalonians for their faith and courage and encourages them to stand firm because God stands ready to build them up with His power and presence.

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