Analysis Of Thessalonians 4: 1-8

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1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

Caleb Bower
BLIT 250: Biblical Hermeneutics
Dr. Murphy
April 11, 2016

1 Thessalonians is one of the thirteen Pauline Epistles in the New Testament. 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-8 will be the passage studied in this paper. The passage from the NIV Bible says:
Living to Please God
4 As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body in a
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1 Thessalonians is agreed by most scholars to be Paul’s first epistle written to the Thessalonians from Corinth in AD 51. The purpose of this letter was to defend Paul’s integrity, encourage the church to endure persecution as well as live holy lives, and to comfort and teach the church about Christ’s return. In chapter two and three, Paul is mainly concerned with defending his integrity so he can renew the trust of his readers not only to encourage the believers in Thessalonica but also to ensure that they will listen to the moral instructions he intends to give them in the following passage. In this passage Paul is writing to the church of explicit moral …show more content…
The New Interpreter’s Bible: The First Letter to the Thessalonians. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2000.

Footnote:

Abraham Smith, The New Interpreter’s Bible: The First Letter to the Thessalonians (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2000), 671-737.

Bibliography:
Bruce, F. F. World Biblical Commentary: 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Colombia: Nelson Reference & Electronic, 1982.
Footnote:
F. F. Bruce, World Biblical Commentary: 1 and 2 Thessalonians (Colombia: Nelson Reference & Electronic, 1982), 77-88.
Bibliography:
Thomas, Robert L. Expositor 's Bible Commentary: 1 Thessalonians. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1981.
Footnote:
Robert L. Thomas, Expositor 's Bible Commentary: 1 Thessalonians (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1981), 227-337.
Bibliography:
Weima, Jeffrey A. D. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: 1 Thessalonians. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.

Footnote:

Jeffrey A. D. Weima, Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: 1 Thessalonians (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002), 404-31.

Bibliography:
Williams, David J. New International Biblical Commentary: 1 and 2 Thessalonians. 4th ed. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 2002.

Footnote:
David J. Williams, New International Biblical Commentary: 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 4th ed. (Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 2002),

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