With the Jews rejecting Jesus as their Messiah, His offer of a kingdom also took a turn. His parable...
The end is near, but difficult days lie ahead. Christians are suffering, and need encouragement. Paul requests prayer for the apostles, then expresses prayerful confidence that God will protect them in trying days. There is much here for us as we face these difficult last days.
In 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, Paul writes about a time of great evil and terrible judgment that is coming on the earth. All unbelievers who are alive will go through it. How should Christians respond to this truth? We learn this morning that we should stand firm, and take comfort.
Are we living in the last days? The COVID pandemic, advances in technology, threats of war and famine, and a rise in lawlessness all remind us of biblical prophecies. But to keep us from getting ahead of ourselves, Paul 'fills in the blanks' on what happens first.
The Day of the Lord is prophesied in the Old Testament - a time of God's wrath, and blessing. When does this period of time begin, and how long does it last? How should it affect our lives today?