1 Thessalonians Chapter 1
The faith, love, and patience of
the Thessalonians, are evident tokens of their election which was
manifested in the power with which the gospel came to them 1-5. Its
powerful and exemplary effects upon their hearts and lives 6-10.
1 Thessalonians Chapter 2
The apostle reminds the
Thessalonians of his preaching and behavior 1-12. And of their
receiving the gospel as the word of God 13-16. His joy on their
1 Thessalonians Chapter 3
The apostle sent Timothy to
establish and comfort the Thessalonians 1-5. He rejoiced at the good
tidings of their faith and love 6-10. And for their increase in
1 Thessalonians Chapter 4
Exhortations to purity and
holiness 1-8. To brotherly love, peaceable behavior, and diligence
9-12. Not to sorrow unduly for the death of godly relations and
friends, considering the glorious resurrection of their bodies at
Christ's second coming 13-18.
1 Thessalonians Chapter 5
The apostle exhorts to be always
ready for the coming of Christ to judgment, which will be with
suddenness and surprise 1-11. He directs to several particular
And concludes with prayer, greetings, and a blessing 23-28.