Today we begin our new book study on the book of 2 Thessalonians. At the outset, we take a bird’s eye view of the overall purpose and structure of the book.
Purpose: To strengthen a healthy church by way of correction and obedience to the truth.
- The Prologue (1:1-12)
- The Greeting (1:1-2)
- Paul’s Thanksgiving and Prayer for the Thessalonians amidst Persecution and Suffering (1:3-12)
- The Body (2:1-3:15)
- Paul’s Correction about the Day of the Lord (2:1-17)
- Paul’s Encouragement to Work, Stay Ready, and Be Faithful (3:1-15)
- The Epilogue (3:16-18)