Three of Paul's letters were addressed to cities in Macedonia, two of them being addressed to the Thessalonians. Alexander had brought Hellenism to the East; Paul brought the gospel to the West. The two Thessalonian epistles share a common them-the second coming of Christ.The first Thessalonian letter emphasizes the rapture of thechurch; the second letter emphasizes the rupture of the world. John Phillips explores 1 & 2 Thessalonians and shows itsrelevance for believers today.
Books in the John Phillips Commentary Series are designed to provide pastors, Sunday school teachers, and students of the Scripture with doctrinally sound interpretation that emphasizes the practical application of Bible truth. Working from the familiar King James Version, Dr. Phillips not only provides helpful commentary on the text, but also includes detailed outlines and numerous illustrations and quotations. Anyone wanting to explore the meaning of God's Word in greater depth--for personal spiritual growth or as a resource for preaching and teaching--will welcome the guidance and insights of this respected series.