Doug Schorle - 06-11-2023 // God’s Righteous Judgment in the End Times; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
When Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica, he was writing at a time roughly 25 years from the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. These first century believers were certain the Lord would return in their lifetime.
But to a church facing intense persecution, when some proclaimed that the day of the Lord had already come, this led to confusion and concern. Had they missed the return of the Lord? Why were they not then in the Lord's presence? And what about all the evil and suffering still going on in the world.
In today's lesson, we continue our examination of Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians; continuing the theme of God's righteous judgment, this time as it pertains to the end times. In doing so, we will draw out three lessons:
How we view the timing of the Lord's return
Future judgment of the lawless on the day of the Lord’s return
The future hope of the believer at the Lord’s return
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. We pray you will be blessed and encouraged through the teaching of God's Word.