II Thessalonians Lesson 1

II Thessalonians

Key Verse: II Thessalonians 2:3, “Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day shall not come, except there comes a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.”

Key Words: Good – found 22 times; Doctrine – found 8 times; Teach – found 8 times.

Theme: Christians are to be patient in waiting, watching, and working up to the moment of the Lord’s return.

Date: 53 A.D. (spring – 3 months after I Thessalonians was written.)

Writer: The Apostle Paul

Written to: believers at Thessalonica

From: Corinth (see Acts 17:1-10)

The Book: Number in Bible – 53rd Book of the Bible; Number of Chapters – 3; Number of verses – 47; Number in order of writing – 14th in New Testament.


1) To correct wrong views concerning the Second Coming

2) To comfort and encourage the faithful

3) To admonish the lazy and disorderly

4) To show the believers how to conduct themselves while waiting on the Lord


1) The second coming…a comfort in persecution (Ch. 1)

2) The second coming…and coming man of sin (Ch. 2)

3) The second coming…and Christian’s daily living (Ch. 3)


I. Encouragement in suffering (Ch. 1)

  1. Greeting and grace in time of persecution (v. 1, 2)
  2. Gratitude and growth in persecution (v. 3, 5)
  3. Glorious and grand appearing of Christ to end persecution (v. 6, 10)
  4. Goodness and glory – because of persecution

II. Enlightenment about the day of the Lord (Ch. 2)

  1. There will be a falling away (v. 1-3)
  2. The man of sin will be revealed (v. 3-5)
  3. The temple will be rebuilt (v. 4)
  4. The Holy Spirit will be taken out (v. 6-7)
  5. The world will be deceived (v. 8-10)
  6. The church will be completed (v. 13-17)

III. Establishment in Christian living (Ch. 3)

     A. Plea for prayer and patience (v. 1-5)

  1. Prayer (v. 1)
  2. Persecution (v. 2)
  3. Protection (v. 3)
  4. Practicing (v. 4)
  5. Patience (v. 5)

B. Proclaiming the problem and plan (v. 6-13)

1.  The problem

a. Walking disorderly (v. 6-11)

b. Workers idle (v. 10, 11)

c. Weary in well-doing (v. 13)

2. The plan

a. Work quietly and steady (v. 12)

b. Win own bread (self-sustaining) (v. 12)

c. Withdraw from worthless (v. 6, 14)

3. Presenting the program of peace (v. 14-18)

a. Watch disobedience (v. 14)

b. Withdraw from disobedient (v. 14)

c. Work with disobedient (v. 15)

d. Wait for peace (v. 16)

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