Sunday School Lesson for April 28, 2013. Unit II. Resurrection Hope. II Thessalonians 2:1-3, 9-17 (Devotional Reading Titus 3:1-7).
Ezra & Nehemiah .... June/July/August 2003 & June/July/August 2013 Sunday School Lessons are both from the Books of Ezra & Nehemiah ......... Knowledge Should Be Guarded by Priest (Malachi 2:1-9 9/11/2003) .... Enemies Plot Against (Nehemiah 4:7-14 7/8/2003) .... Plans Are Made (Nehemiah 2:6-10 ... 7/3/2003)
In this Digital Age information is quick to retrieve, but remember the apostle Paul warned the Saints of God/Christians/Believers about the deception that comes from satan and his sources.
The apostle Paul instructed the Christians in I & II Thessalonians.
Thessalonica, a seaport town of Salonica in Macedonia.
Some individuals will not be saved and receive Salvation.
King Agrippa told the apostle Paul "thou almost persuaded me to become a Christian" Acts 26:68.
II Thessalonians 2:1-3, 9-17
Verses 1,2,3 ... Eschatology/Last Things; Christ's Second Coming; The Duty of Christians in View of Christ's Coming
Verse 3 ... Let no man deceive you by any means
(I John 2:18; Revelation 13:11-18 - Reference Scripture in the Sunday School Book)
Verses 9,10, ... Eschatology/Last Things; Christ's Second Coming; Antichrist to Be Destroyed
Verses 11,12 .. Works of God; The Purposes of God; Reprobation (reprobation ... a person who is condemned by God, hardened in sin) .... Man Redeemed; Faith; Unbelief, Punished
Verse 9 ... Even when, whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power and signs and lying wonders,
Verse 10 ... because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Verse 11 ... God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
(John 14:26; I Peter 1:15-16)
Verse 13 ... Works of God; The Purposes Of God; Elected to Holiness
Verse 14 ... Works of God; The Purposes of God; Human Merit
Verse 15 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces Of The New Life; Steadfastness
Verses 16,17 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Divinity; Is Called Lord
Verse 13 ... But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to Salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
Verse 14 ... He called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Verse 15 ... Brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
Verses 16,17 ... A prayer from the apostle Paul that God would comfort the Thessalonians hearts and stablish them in every good work.
Titus 1:5-3:11 ... a discussion of the needs of the Cretan Church.
Titus is directed by the apostle Paul, concerning the things he should teach, and not teach.
Titus worked more or less independently. He had been with Paul in Rome during the apostle Paul second imprisonment, but had left to go into Dalmatia.