Newly planted, the Thessalonian church grew in strength as it spread the gospel in the surrounding area. But some theological and moral problems also grew. To build up and correct these believers Paul addressed many issues which concern Christianas today. With scholarly rigor and pastoral care, John Stott opens up these important letters to us in a way that will enlighten our minds, encourage our hearts, and lift our souls to worship the God of the gospel and of time. John Stott is the editor of this series. He was rector of All Souls Church in London for twenty-five years and is a well-loved writer and speaker.
Replaces the book, The Gospel and the End of Time
, which received a Christianity Today
1992 Readers' Choice Award Digging into Paul's letters to the Thessalonians, John R. W. Stott addresses issues of vital importance today:
- how the church spreads the gospel
- how Christians live according to the gospel
- how the gospel offers hope in the midst of trouble
Originally published as The Gospel & the End of Time,
Stott's comments on 1 and 2 Thessalonians are now available in paperback as a new addition to the Bible Speaks Today series.
John R. W. Stott (1921-2011) has been known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974). His many books have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. Stotts best-known work, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than 60 languages. Other titles include and a daily devotional. He has also written eight volumes in series of New Testament expositions. Whether in the West or in the Two-Thirds World, a hallmark of Stott's ministry has been expository preaching that addresses the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women. Stott was honored by magazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" and was named in the Queens New Years Honours list as Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In 1969, Stott founded the Langham Trust to fund scholarships for young evangelical leaders from the Majority World. He then founded the Evangelical Literature Trust, which provided books for students, pastors and theological libraries in the Majority World. These two trusts continued as independent charities until 2001, when they were joined as a single charity: the Langham Partnership. Langham's vision continues today to see churches in the Majority World equipped for mission and growing to maturity in Christ through nurturing national movements for biblical preaching, fostering the creation and distribution of evangelical literature, and enhancing evangelical theological education.
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