THE DAY OF CHRIST 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 (Dec 5, 2018)

                                                    THE DAY OF CHRIST

2 Thessalonians 2:1-17

 

I. DEALING WITH RUMORS (vs. 1-2)

 

a. What event is Paul describing in verse 1? _________________________

_____________________________________________________________

b. What was troubling the Thessalonian believers? ____________________ _____________________________________________________________

c. Why did the Thessalonian’s even pay attention to the rumor? _________ _____________________________________________________________

d. Paul advises the believers to live with confidence, not with doubts

and fears. Where do doubts and fears not come from? ________________

________________________________________________(2 Tim 1:7)

II. SIGNS OF THE TIMES (vs. 3-12)

      “falling away” = (GR) he apostasia = the apostasy, a standing away from

 

a. What is the first sign that Paul says will take place before the Lord returns? ______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

b. Who does Paul say will then be revealed? _________________________

____________also see (Daniel 7-8, Matt 24:15, 1 Jn 2:18, Rev 13: 1-8)

c. Where does the son of perdition get his power and what will he do with it? _______________________________________________________________

d. What keeps evil in check for now? _________________________________

        e. What will be the end of the son of lawlessness? _______________________

         _______________________________________________________________

        f. Why will people believe his lies? ____________________________________

        ________________________________________________________________

 

III. STAND FAST (vs. 13-17)

 

       a. When were the Thessalonians “chose for salvation” and why were

       they “chosen?” ____________________________________________________

       _________________________________________________________________

       b. Paul tells the believers there to hold fast what he said and wrote. Do you think

       Paul understood the significance of what he was writing? ___________________

       _________________________________________________________________

c. What was God’s comfort to work in the Thessalonian’s lives? __________________

 

IV. Application: The Day of Christ is coming. Why do true believers have nothing to fear? ______________________________________________________________________

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