1st and 2nd Thessalonians: Introduction

“Did anything come in the mail today?”

That’s a familiar question at my house! And the answer is usually – no – just junk mail. Just bills. I don’t anticipate receiving anything very exciting when opening my mailbox.

But I have quite a different expectation when it comes to opening my Bible. I know that the Lord has communicated His truth and His love through the books and prophecies and the letters in the Bible. So opening my Bible is like opening a package marked priority mail. I know it’s important. I know it’s special. I know there is something that God wants to say to me.

This fall, I’ll be sharing videos (below) and podcasts (click here for a link or scroll down for more info) from my Women’s Bible Study class at The Shepherd’s Church. We are opening the letters of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians to see what the Lord has to say to us through them.

The book is available on Amazon (click here)… look for this cover, entitled Letters to the Thessalonians: Encouragement for Living in the End Times. (by me, Elizabeth Bagwell Ficken!)

1 Thessalonians 1:1: From Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace and peace to you!

I have old letters from friends I met in 1983. I even have letters from Thessaloniki!

Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians were written on papyrus. But they have been delivered to YOU and can be found in your Bibles!

introduction to 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. Paul’s epistles to the Thessalonians. Encouragement for Living in the End Times. Exhortations to love and holiness. Prophecy about the return of Jesus.

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