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1 & 2 Thessalonians: The Hope of Salvation - Preaching the Word (Grant)

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Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica to encourage them to live in the light of the gospel. In his two letters he addresses a number of topics, including the persecution they were enduring, the second coming of Christ, and how they were to live in the present times. While the letters were written nearly two thousand years ago, pastor James H. Grant Jr. insists that Paul’s audience includes us as well as the Thessalonians.

Grant applies Paul’s message to contemporary churches by moving expositionally through 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Twenty-five sermons examine each passage of the books as the gospel and its implications are unpacked in light of Christ’s second coming.

1 & 2 Thessalonians is a Preaching the Word commentary. The series is noted for its unqualified commitment to biblical authority, clear exposition of Scripture, readability, and practical application. It is an ideal resource for pastors and teachers, as well as for personal Bible study.

Table of Contents:

  1. Listening to Paul’s Conversation (Introduction to 1 Thessalonians)
  2. Christianity at Thessalonica (1 Thess. 1:1)
  3. What Is In a Greeting? (1 Thess. 1:1)
  4. The Importance of Thankfulness (1 Thess. 1:2-5)
  5. The Christian Doctrine of Imitation (1 Thess. 1:6-8)
  6. All of Life Is Repentance (1 Thess. 1:9-10)
  7. Union with Christ and the Christian Life (1 Thess. 2:1-12)
  8. Preaching the Word of Christ (1 Thess. 2:13)
  9. The Gospel and Your Suffering (1 Thess. 2:14-16)
  10. Living in Light of the Gospel (1 Thess. 2:17-3:13)
  11. Become What You Already Are in Christ (1 Thess. 4:1-8)
  12. The Fruit of the Gospel: Love (1 Thess. 4:9-12)
  13. The Second Advent of Christ (1 Thess. 4:13-5:11)
  14. Resurrection Hope in the Face of Death (1 Thess. 4:13-18)
  15. What about the Rapture? (1 Thess. 4:16-18)
  16. The Day of the Lord (1 Thess. 5:1-2)
  17. Concerning Times and Seasons (1 Thess. 5:1-11)
  18. A Gospel Community (1 Thess. 5:12-28)
  19. The Right Perspective on Suffering (2 Thess. 1:1-5)
  20. Eternal Destinies (2 Thess. 1:6-12)
  21. Jesus Will Not Come Until (2 Thess. 2:1)
  22. Rebellion and Hope (2 Thess. 2:1-12)
  23. The Steadfastness of Christ (2 Thess. 2:13-3:5)
  24. The Gospel and Vocation (2 Thess. 3:6-18)
  25. The Gospel Takes Root and Bears Fruit in Thessalonica (1 & 2 Thessalonians) 



James H. Grant Jr. (MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary) is pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in Rossville, Tennessee. He also teaches theology at Westminster Academy and lives in Tennessee with his wife, Brandy, and their four children: Macy, Trey, Nate, and Addie.



“It is a pleasure to commend this series of homiletical commentaries. They fill an enormous vacuum that exists between the practical needs of the pastor/teacher and the critical exegetical depth of most commentaries. With this series, evangelicalism may now claim its own William Barclay. While remaining true to the text and its original meaning, Dr. Hughes helps us face the personal, ethical, theological, and practical questions that the text wants us to answer in the presence of the living God and his illuminating Holy Spirit.” - Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and Ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

“The single best resource for faithful biblical exposition available today. A great boon for genuine reformation!” - Timothy George, Dean, Beeson Divinity School; Executive Editor, Christianity Today


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