Years before writing Romans or Ephesians, Paul sent a pair of letters to a new church in Thessalonica. Three concerns governed Paul's teaching in these letters: What makes a healthy church? How should we view God's Word? What does a Christian life look like?
Richard D. Phillips's commentary considers these foundational issues in a scholarly, pastoral and practical manner and also explores Paul's end-times teaching - the clearest found in the New Testament. Through these studies, readers will recover a joyful anticipation of Christ's return and receive hope for life in a challenging world.
"The books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians have a crucial message for the world today, but they can be hard to understand... With theological precision and the care of a seasoned pastor, Richard Phillips reveals the sure biblical path through the underbrush of end-times confusion, and explains the relevance of Paul's letters for today. Readers will be instructed and encouraged to follow Christ anew, trusting in the God who sovereignly directs history. Highly recommended."? - Brandon D. Crowe, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary