I THESSALONIANS CHAPTER 2:
1. Paul reminds them of his first coming to Thessalonica: "For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto [coming to] you, that it was not in ____________ ."
2. What does this word (one that goes in the blank) literally mean?
3. What did the Thessalonians know about what had happened to Paul before he came to Thessalonica, but he didnít let it hinder him in preaching the gospel there?
4. According to Paul, why was his exhortation not presented in deceit, uncleanness and guile, nor to please men?
5. What did the Thessalonians know about Paulís use of words, which they were not (as sometimes men used them as a cloak for covetousness)?
6. When Paul speaks of "we" (Paul, Silas and Timothy) not being burdensome "as the apostles of Christ," in what sense is he using the word "apostle"?
7. What are three or four other Scriptural examples of the use of the word "apostle" in this way (not like the twelve apostles and Paul as the officially commissioned eye-witnesses of Christ)?
8. What words does Paul use in describing how gentle these preachers had been among the Thessalonians?
9. Showing how much the Thessalonians meant to them, what does Paul say they were willing or pleased to impart to the Thessalonians even beyond giving them the gospel?
10. How were the preachers sustained while preaching the gospel at Thessalonica?
11. "Ye are witnesses, and God also, how ____________ and ____________ and _______________________ we behaved ourselves among you that believe."
12. "As ye know, how we exhorted and comforted and charged everyone of you, as ______________________________________ ____________________ ."
13. Who were they to walked worthy of?
14. In what way had they not received the Word of God, and how had they received it?
15. As the Thessalonians became followers of the churches of God in Judea, what did they have in common with them as stated here?
16. What were the Jews doing that further filled up the measure of their sins in view of the wrath to come?
17. Paul speaks of "being taken from" the Thessalonians, although he greatly desired to be with themówhat does this expression literally mean in the language of the New Testament?
18. Although more than once Paul would have come to them, what does he say as to why he hadnít come?
19. What did Paul say was his (their, these preacherís) hope, joy and crown of rejoicing?
20. The word for crown here, stephenas, had its origin in what connection?
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