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I & II Thessalonians Test Form 12122018 Andersonville Theological Seminary PO Box 545 Camilla, GA 31730 Email: Fax: 229-336-7000 I & II Thessalonians Your Full Name: Address: Phone #: Email: Student ID #: Your student ID number is the first two letters of your last name plus your social security number written all together or you can use the first two letters of your last name plus any nine numbers as long as every time you turn in a test you use the same student ID number. I & II Thessalonians Test Form 12122018 1. The word election has a Latin origin “eligere” which means to be picked out or chosen. I think this is very befitting because the church has been picked out or chosen by God. Accordingly, believers are elected and chosen by God to be his people. God has chosen believers out of the world and have commissioned them to turn away from the old life that the world offered, the old life of sin and death. According to Romans 6:23 the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. Also, believers are elected and chosen to be beloved brothers. They are called to respect one another and to count one another as precious and deeply loved. Jesus said in John 13:34-35, a new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have loved one to another? There are a couple of things to be gleaned from this, First and foremost, the proof that a church is truly elected by God is that the members exhibit the mark of a child of God. That mark is love. In other words, to act like the beloved people of God and the members treat each other as beloved brothers. Secondly, people can show that election is only a false profession by acting like they are not the beloved of God, living in sin and shame. Being critical and arrogant, angered and hurtful, envious and prejudice, and superior. Furthermore, this is summed up in 1 John 4:8 that explains that he that loves not knows not God for God is love. 2. Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. The scripture says we are elected according to the foreknowledge of God the father. Ephesians 1:4 the Bible says, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will. This shows us that he chose us before the foundation of the word. We must be careful with that, before the foundation of the world blood had not been shed. That is Christ had not come and sacrificed his life for our sins. Now what the Bible is saying is, God knew through foreknowledge that I & II Thessalonians Test Form 12122018 Satan was going to tempt Adam and eve, and that Adam and eve would fall to satins deception, and therefore lose their fellowship with God and lose their perfect state with God thus becoming sinners and knowing that they were sinners. God knew that we would all inherit the sinful nature of Adam, so God said before the foundation of the world knowing that this was going to happen sent my son Jesus Christ to die on the Cross for every man’s sins and every man who accepts him. 3. Thessalonians 1:5 states, for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men, we were among you for your sake. When Paul went to Thessalonica, he went to preach the gospel and to minister to the needs of the people, we glean 3 powerful lessons from Paul. First, Paul did not preach in word only, that is he did not preach mere words depending upon his own ability to influence people. He did not stand before people absorbed in self. His preaching was not built upon his elegance in speech, his ability, his wisdom, his charisma, or his appearance. When Paul stood before people and preached, his aim was to do the will of God. In his letters Paul often said I a servant. Paul was only concerned with sharing the word of God and the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul knew that God honored his word and his word only, 1 Corinthians 2:1-2 it said, And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The second lesson is Paul preached in power in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance. Preaching in power means preaching in the power and energy of God himself, this is so what’s often missed and misunderstood. The gospel is not mere words or just sharing an idea, words and ideas are of course involved but the gospel is much more. The gospel is the power of God at work in the human heart, the gospel is the power of God operating, working, stirring, convicting, and energizing a person to believe and accept the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the reason it is so important for the preacher to be I & II Thessalonians Test Form 12122018 completely surrender to God, living ever so close to God, living and moving and having his being in the Lord. The preacher must be under the control of God so that the power of God can rest upon and flow through his life. The preacher must become nothing but an instrument in the hands of God. Then and only then can the gospel the very power of God flow through his preaching like it should. Acts 1:8 the Bible says, but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Second point on Paul preaching with power is that he also preached in the Holy Spirit. This means that the Holy Spirit was also working in the hearts of the people; he was doing what God had sent him to earth to do. Convict the hearts of the hearers and convince them of the truth of the gospel. That is that Jesus Christ did die for their sins, that Jesus Christ does provide righteousness for men. That his righteousness does stand for the righteousness of men and that Jesus Christ did bare the judgment and punishment of sins for men. Jesus said in John 16 verse 8,9,10 and 11, And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. Thirdly, Not only is he preaching in power and preaching the Holy Spirit, but he also preached in much assurance. How can a minister preach and have the assurance that his preaching will be fruitful? How can he be assured that the power of God and the Holy Spirit will rest upon his preaching? Simply, Paul lived what he preached, he lived a life that was completely surrender to Christ. He lived and moved and had his being in Christ, walking and living ever so close to him. As assurance come from obedience, knowing that were doing what we should be doing, it comes from knowing that we please God, that were living pure and clean lives, praying and studying Gods word every day and witnessing to the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. 4. What is an Idol? An idol is merely an image of some God created by the mind of man an image other than thee God revealed by the scripture. God is the living and true God; the images are only the lifeless and falseness notions of men. Paul said in Romans 1:21-23, because that, when they knew God, they I & II Thessalonians Test Form 12122018 glorified him not as God, neither was thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. There is another thing that struck Paul about these believers’ testimony. Secondly the believers had turned to God because of the promise of Christ return. It was Gods son who was returning to earth, the person who had died for them, so they might be acceptable to God and live with him forever. They believed with all their heart that they were to live with God forever and this was the reason that they were waiting for the return of Christ. The word wait is in the present tense, this means that their hope for the return of Christ was alive. 5. Paul has a full and productive ministry that is not vain and fruitless; this is found in verse 1, God was truly blessing Paul’s ministry. Secondly, he preaches boldly found in verse 2, the strong preacher preaches boldly even when there is opposition. Right before Paul launched his mission to Thessalonica, he had been shamefully mistreated and imprison by business men in Philippi. He was forced by city officials to leave the city, but this did not discourage Paul. He did not give up his ministry because he had been persecuted. Thirdly, he preaches a pure gospel, lives a clean life, and does not deceive people verse 3. Fourthly, he preaches to please God and not men verse 4. Fifth point, he does not preach for what he can get out of it verse 5. Point six, he does not preach for glory nor for prestige, authority or position verse6. Point seven, he preaches gently and lovingly verse 7 and 8. Point eight, he preaches laboring night and day verse 9. Point nine, he preaches with a clean life and impeccable life verse 10, Paul set out to live a holy life before God, a life separated from the world. Point ten, he preaches as a father tenderly giving direction verse 11. Point eleven, he preaches with one objective. That is edification verse 12. He does not preach to discourage people, nor does he preach for self-glory, that is to establish himself as a narrow-minded person without any feelings for the people he is to minister to. 6. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 is our memory verse, it reads, And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard I & II Thessalonians Test Form 12122018 from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe. When it comes to confronting the threating problems of life, we often find ourselves flat on our backs with sand in our faces waving the white flag of surrender, instead of living like victorious Christians who are triumphant we forfeit the battle with even putting up a fight. If we want to be a part of a strong church, we must draw on Gods strength and not our own. A strong church is a church of strong people, people who trust in Jesus Christ as savior and Lord and who will continue to stay steadfast in him. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:58, therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. Verse 13 thru 18 covers the traits of a strong people. First of all they received the word of God as the word of God; secondly they became followers of strong churches and stood fast in spite of huge persecution. Thirdly they escaped the Jews guilt and fourthly they possessed a strong fellowship, and fifthly they were destined to bring glory and joy to other believers. 7. Paul’s return to the Thessalonian believers had been hinder by Satan. The word hinders means cut in a road, to make a road impossible. It means to put up a road block for the purpose of stopping. When a church is as strong as the Thessalonian church Satan is bound to do all he can to weaken it and stop its growth. One of the primary ways to weaken a church is to attack the minister of the church; this was Satan’s strategy in Thessalonica. Paul recognized Satan in several scriptures, to name a few 2 Corinthians 12:7, Galatians 4:13, Ephesians 6:11, and 2 Corinthians 2:11. Some people deny the reality of Satan because they fill you can’t see him, but he is very real. Some believe in nothing and agree with many scientific theories; many that deny the reality of Satan miss the fact that some of their thinking is the influence of Satan and his scheming plans. 8. What a crown it would be to offer Christ all the dear people that we have had a part in reaching and growing. Notice the word crown; it is I & II Thessalonians Test Form 12122018 the victor’s crown, the crown worn by the athlete after he has won the contest. The picture is that, were in a contest. A spiritual struggle against Satan for the souls of men. Therefore, we must strain, struggle and fight for the souls of men. The crown of rejoicing waits for the person who will be able to win souls for the Lord in that day. Let us all ask God to touch our hearts and help us to win souls for the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said in Matthew 4:19 and he saith unto them, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. In John 1:41 it says, He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, we have found the Messiah, which is being interpreted, the Christ. Many of us believers are driving in darkest failing to light up the road for the lost. God has given us the right materials but somewhere along the way we got off course. 9. The Thessalonians faith was so strong that Paul want to make sure it stayed strong, he stressed their faith 5 times in these 10 verses. Paul Commends their strong faith, answers malicious charges against himself, encourages the church to stand fast against persecution and live holy lives, and Paul reinforces the great hope of the Lords return. He wanted to comfort, that is to strengthen their faith, he want to know if their faith would stand against the temptress temptations, he receive word that their faith and love were strong, he was confident over their faith, and he wished to perfect their faith. the one thing needed by Christians believers is a strong faith, a faith that honestly knows Christ and knows what it is to walk with him day by day trusting in Christ, what we need is a faith that is steadfast, endures, preserves, and grows stronger and stronger in Christ. A strong faith is a faith that stirs the heart of the pastor and fellow believers. The strong faith of the Thessalonian believers comforted Paul and Paul desperately needed comforting according to verse 7. According to verse 8 the strong faith of the Thessalonians renewed life in Paul. Paul was discouraged because of the difficulty confronting him in Corinth. According to verse 9 the strong faith of the Thessalonians stirred joy in Paul. Paul said in Roman 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification. I & II Thessalonians Test Form 12122018 10. The great need in which Paul prayed is the supreme need of every believer, the need for love to grow in love more and more. The word increase means to abound, or to multiply repeatedly. The word abound means to excel an over flow. As stated, the great need is to grow in love, to abound and multiply, to excel and over flow in love. But note the crucial point, the love being spoken about is not what the world means by love. This is seen in two significant points. First, the love that we must grow in is the love that makes us love all men not just one another. Notice verse 12, and the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you. The love we are to have is the love that reaches out and over flows and multiplies to everyone. This means the unattractive, the orphan, the sick, the hateful, the enemy, the murderer, the unclean, the poor, the homeless, the un-clothes, the prisoner, the diseased, the sinner, the widower, the opponent, the oppressor, the dictator, and the spiteful. How in the world can we love some of these people? How can we abound in love for those people? How is it possible to those who do evil against us and treat us as enemies? It is not humanly possible for us to love those who are our enemies but there is away. However, but there is only one way, the source of love is the Lord Jesus Christ. the kind of love the believer is to have for all people is Agape love. Agape love is more clearly seen by contrasting it with the other kinds of love. There are essentially 4 kinds of love, whereas the English language only has 1 word for love to describe all the affections of men. The Greek language had a different word to describe each kind of love for affectionate experience. There is a passionate love (Eros) this is a physical love between sexes. The patriotic love for a person and his nation. Then there is an affectionate love (Storge) this is the kind of love that exists between parent and child and between loyal citizens and a trust worthy ruler. Thirdly there is an enduring love (Phileo) this is the love of a husband and wife for each other, a brother for a brother. Fourthly there is a selfish and sacrificial love (Agape) this is the love of the mind of the reason of the will, it is the love that goes so far that it loves a person even if he does not deserve to be loved. I & II Thessalonians Test Form 12122018 11. There are four reasons we are to live pure lives and the reason stand as a warning for all of us. First of all immorality, defrauds and cheats a brother. Fornication steals from a person or takes the wife from her husband of it either takes the husband from his wife; it is that horrible and that terrible. It steals one or two major parts of a family, it steals the heart, the affection, the thought, purity, the body, the innocence, and the trust. The terrible tragedy is none of these can never be recovered, not completely, not fully. Once the body’s heart, affection, thought, purity, innocence and trust has been lost they are lost and affected forever. The marriage and its trust and bond are gone forever for the pain and the hurt always lingers for some degree, and the commitment and ability to totally surrender to the spouse always suffers to some degree. There is a second reason we are to live pure lives, immorality will be revenged by God. The point needs to be heeded especially in a promiscuous society where not only is morality is accepted but also encouraged. How dare can we say immorality is accepted and encouraged in any society. The point is this; God is going to judge immoral behavior no matter how much society accepts it. Society does not make the rules for man’s behavior, God makes the rules. God has given the intimacy and preciousness for sex to marriage and only for marriage, and he has made it perfectly clear that any sex outside of marriage would not only be judged but he would personally avenge the guilty party. Why? Because the guilty party stole the life of a person and broke the persons trust and innocence for the rest of his or her life. Paul said in Romans 1:18, for the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness. Remember David committed adultery, he had sex outside of marriage with Bathsheba and David is called a man after Gods own heart, he was a righteous man. Thirdly, immorality is not Gods call, holiness is. When God calls us to salvation, he does not call us to live unclean lives given us the license to go from person to person. Such immorality destroys genuine love for self and for others, it destroys trust and trust worthiness of self and of others. It destroys discipline and control of self and of others. It destroys true caring, concern for self and for others. It destroys egos and esteem of self and I & II Thessalonians Test Form 12122018 others. It destroys confidence and assurance of self and others. It destroys loyalty and commitment within self and within others. It destroys freedom and will within s ...
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1.The election is a word that originated from the Latin word “eligere” meaning to be chosen, and
I believe it is appropriate as God has chosen Christians. God chooses the believers out of the
world to be his people and makes them shun from worldly behaviours that drive to eternal
suffering. Roman 6:23 says that the wage of sin is death, but God’s gifts are everlasting.
Believers are elected from the majority and are required to be brotherly to one another and live in
love. In John 13:34-35, Jesus give a new commandment that we should love one another just as
he has loved us. Thus Jesus says that all men are his disciples, and there are many things
believers can learn from this. Firstly, that church is a holy place chosen by God; thus; its
members must display the character of a child of God. It calls for brotherly love and treated one
another with extreme love. Besides, believers can prove the election to be untrue when they act
in ways that do not glorify the name of God. John 4:8 sums up the whole thing by stating that he
who loves knows God as God is love.
2.Believers are elected according to the prior knowledge of God the Father, with the help of the
Spirit, the washing blood of Jesus Christ, and the obedience. Ephesians 1:4 asserts that like God
elected us in Him even before the formation of the world and demands us to be holy in front of
him in love having in mind that we the adopted son of Jesus Christ. It is clear from this that God
chose us even before founding the world, and at that time, no blood was shed in the world.
During this time, Jesus had not been born to sacrifice his life for us. God knew very well that
Satan would come to the world and would tempt Adam and Eve who would fall into this
deception and lose their bond with God thus be pronounced as sinners. God knew that the
humankind would follow the sinful steps of Adam, and thus, he brought His son Jesus Christ to
save every man who accepts Him from sin.



3.The book of Thessalonians 1:5 asserts that the gospel to the world in the form of the word, in
power and the Holy Spirit with excess assurance. Paul visited Thessalonica with intending to
spread the gospel as well as attending to the needs of the people, and we can learn the three most
important lessons from this. Firstly, Paul did not stand in front of people to preach the gospel in
mere words. Again his speech did not depend on anything, but he aimed to meet the will of the
Creator. Paul, in his letters, asserts that he is a servant. He was concerned about sharing with the
people about the gospel of God and knew very well that God honored his words. 1 Corinthians
2:1-2, the Bible says that when we came to the world, we had no excellence in speech or any
wisdom concerning the word of God. What God expects of us for God wants not more than their
knowledge of Jesus Christ and that he was crucified. Secondly, Paul depended on the power of
the Holy Spirit and much assurance to deliver his speech. When preaching in power of the Holy
Spirit, it means that the energy and the power come exclusively from God, and this is what most
preached miss or misunderstand when preaching. Gospel is beyond just mere words; it demands
more. It is God’s power working inside a human heart, giving one power to believe in God and
His son Jesus Christ and that he died for our salvation. And this is why preacher ought to be
close to God and surrender his life to the Almighty. He is supposed to an instrument of God and
nothing contrary. The Bible in the Book of Acts 1:8 says that a believer shall gain power when
the Holy Spirit descends upon him. Besides, Paul delivered in the gospel in the Holy Spirit,
implies that the Holy Spirit worked in the hearts of those who were preaching the gospel. Lastly,
the preaching of the gospels also demands much assurance. It calls for how a preacher may make
a fruitful gospel so that it creates impacts on people’s life. Paul was living a life that was
surrendered to God, he lived a life he preached, and this is all it requires to preach with much
assurance. Obedience drives to assurance, and it implies doing what is right, and this art of



knowing what is wrong and right comes entirely from doing that which pleases our God.
Preachers must live a pure life while learning God’s life every day as they pray and become
witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ savings.
4.An idol refers to a human-generated image that depicts other gods than the God we truly
believe in as illustrated in the Bible. Our God is the true and living God; the images created are
the clear notions of those who have no faith in God. In R...

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