First Thessalonians

Arthur G. Clarke

Part 8 of 21 of the series The Epistles Analysed

Category: Exposition

INTRODUCTION, 1. 1. i. Address, la. ii. Greeting, lb.
1.   PERSONAL AND  HISTORICAL  SECTION,  I.  2  to
3; 3 . . , i.  Thanksgiving for the Saints, 1. 1-10.
a.  Rendition, 2-4.
b. Reason, 5. The Power of the Gospel.
c. Results, 6-10. Imitators of us. Word received in affliction. ii.  Thoroughness of the Ministry, 2. 1-12. Paul and his Associates
when present.
a.  Comportment, 1-6. (Divine Witness, 5.)
b. Comparison, 7. As a nursing mother.
c. Comportment, 8-10. (Double Witness, 10.)
d. Comparison, 11-12. As a wise father. iii. Thanksgiving for the Saints, 2. 13-16.
a. Rendition, 13a.
b. Reason, 13b. The Power of the Gospel.
c. Results, 14-16. Imitators of the churches. Word received in affliction.
iv.  Thoughtfulness of the Ministers, 2.  17 to 3. 10. Paul and his Associates when absent.
a. Paul's Departure, 17-18.
b. Joy in the Thessalonians, 19-20.
c. Paul's Delegate, 3. 1-6.
B.Joy in the Thessalonians, 3. 7-10. v.  Paul's Prayer, 3. 11-13.
2.   PRACTICAL AND HORTATORY SECTION, 4.  1  to
5.25. i. Exhortation, 4. 1-12. Christian Conduct. a. Walk before God, I. b.The Charge, 2.
c. The Will of God - Sanctification, 3-5.
d. Our Brother - not to be wronged, 6.
e. The Call of God - Sanctification, 7-8.
f.  Our Brethren - to be loved, 9-10.
g. The Charge, 11.
h. Walk before Men, 12. ii. Explanation, 4. 13 to 5. II. Christian Comfort.
a. Revelation concerning those 'fallen asleep', 4.  13-18. The
Parousia   ('Presence',   Revised   Version)   of  the   Lord. Resulting Consolation, 18.
b. Reminder concerning  'times and  seasons',  5.   1-11.  The
Day or the Lord. Resulting Consolation, 11. iii. Exhortation, 5. 12-22. Christian Concord.
a. Recognition of 'Guides', 12-13.
b. Responsibility of Guides, 14.
c. Rules for Guidance, 15-22. Principle, 15. Precepts, 16-22. iv. Paul's Prayer, 5. 23-25.
CONCLUSION, 5- 26-28. i.  Salutation, 26. ii. Adjuration, 27. iii. Benediction, 28.

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