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Mobile Ed: NT350 Book Study: 1 & 2 Thessalonians (14 hour course)

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In this course on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Dr. Jeffrey Weima provides an in-depth look at two of Paul’s most intriguing letters. Dr. Weima begins with the historical background of the letters. He provides with an overview of ancient Thessalonica and the founding of the Thessalonian church. From there, he moves into a detailed exegesis of 1 and 2 Thessalonians which includes grammatical, historical and literary analysis, as well as modern application. You will come away from the course with a better understanding and appreciation of these letters.

Enhance your learning with this book bundle of frequently linked resources from the course: 1-2 Thessalonians Book Study Collection (10 vols.)

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Describe the location, politics and culture of ancient Thessalonica
  • Provide a biblically sound interpretation of Paul’s teaching on the second coming of Jesus
  • Gain insight into the Thessalonian Christians and the difficulties they encountered
  • Describe the founding of the Thessalonian church
  • Apply Paul’s teaching on holiness and the sanctity of sex to your own life
  • Explain why Paul instructed other Christians to imitate him
  • Understand the need for and method of church discipline
  • Better understand the theology and character of the Apostle Paul

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and Course

Unit 1: The “Big Picture” of First Thessalonians

  • Strategic Location
  • Favored Political Status
  • Unique Government Structure
  • Religiously Pluralistic Environment

Unit 2: Gospel Comes to Thessalonica

  • Philippi to Thessalonica
  • Three Sabbath Synagogue Ministry
  • Post Synagogue Ministry
  • Opposition to Paul’s Ministry
  • Paul and Silas Forced to Leave

Unit 3: Letter Opening and Thanksgiving (1 Thess 1:1–10)

  • Letter Opening
  • Introducing the Thanksgiving Section
  • Form and Function (Part 1)
  • Form and Function (Part 2)
  • Big Picture of the Letter
  • First Theme: Paul’s Integrity
  • Second Theme: Persecution
  • Third Theme: Proper Moral Conduct
  • Fourth Theme: Second Coming of Christ

Unit 4: Paul’s Picture of a Pastor and Parishioners (1 Thess 2:1–12)

  • Paul’s Problem
  • Paul’s Solution
  • Picture 1: Infant
  • Picture 2: Nursing Mother
  • Picture 3: Father

Unit 5: Do Not Give Up (1 Thess 2:17–3:10)

  • Internal Structure of the Passage
  • Literary Analysis
  • Don’t Give Up on Paul (Part 1)
  • Don’t Give Up on Paul (Part 2)
  • Don’t Give Up on the Faith (Part 1)
  • Don’t Give Up on the Faith (Part 2)
  • God Hasn’t Given Up on You
  • Application

Unit 6: Sanctity of Sex (1 Thess 3:12–4:8)

  • Transitional Prayers
  • Introduction
  • Setting the Stage: Modern Society
  • Setting the Stage: Ancient Society
  • Structure of Paul’s Appeal
  • The Claim
  • The Commands
  • The Causes (Part 1)
  • The Causes (Part 2)
  • Conclusion to Biblical View of Sex

Unit 7: Jesus Is Coming Again! (1 Thess 4:13–18)

  • Christ’s Return
  • Grammatical Interpretation (Part 1)
  • Grammatical Interpretation (Part 2)
  • Structure
  • Historical Analysis (Part 1)
  • Historical Analysis (Part 2)
  • Theological Analysis
  • Logic of Verse 14
  • Summary and Application
  • The Rapture (Part 1)
  • The Rapture (Part 2)
  • Summary

Unit 8: Ready and Steady for the Day of the Lord (1 Thess 5:1–11)

  • Introduction
  • Trouble in the World
  • Trouble in the Text
  • Structure of the Text
  • Opening Assertion and Reason 1
  • Result
  • Reason 2 and Conclusion
  • Application: Trouble in the World

Unit 9: Life in the Family of God (1 Thess 5:12–22)

  • Introduction
  • Trouble in the Text
  • Structure of the Text
  • Respecting Congregational Leaders
  • Ministering to Troubled Congregational Members
  • Ministering to the Weak
  • God’s Will in Congregational Worship
  • Testing Prophecy
  • Letter Closing

Unit 10: Second Thessalonians: Overview, Thanksgiving (2 Thess 1:1–12)

  • Big Picture
  • Letter Opening
  • Introduction to Thanksgiving
  • Structure of the Thanksgiving
  • Two Unique Features of the Thanksgiving
  • Two Causes of Thanksgiving (Part 1)
  • Two Causes of Thanksgiving (Part 2)
  • Persecution
  • Comfort (Part 1)
  • Comfort (Part 2)
  • Just Judgment of God
  • The Challenge
  • Summary, Setting the Stage

Unit 11: Comfort Concerning the Day of the Lord (2 Thess 2:1–17)

  • Title and Difficulty of Passage
  • Character and Ending of Passage
  • Structure of the Passage
  • The Crisis: Meaning of the False Claim
  • The Crisis: Source of the False Claim
  • The Correction (Part 1)
  • The Correction (Part 2)
  • Comfort
  • Command
  • Closing Prayer

Unit 12: Exhortations Concerning Rebellious Idlers (2 Thess 3:1–18)

  • Preliminary Issues (Part 1)
  • Preliminary Issues (Part 2)
  • Preliminary Issues (Part 3)
  • Opening Command
  • Example of Paul (Part 1)
  • Example of Paul (Part 2)
  • Teaching of Paul
  • Applying Paul’s Example and Teaching
  • Closing Commands
  • Application: Attitude toward Work
  • Application: Importance of Church Discipline
  • Letter Closing


  • Equipped to Be Ready and Steady

Product Details

  • Title: NT350 Book Study: 1 & 2 Thessalonians
  • Instructor: Jeffrey A. D. Weima
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 14
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Jeffrey A.D. Weima is professor of New Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has taught for more than 20 years. He is the author of Neglected Endings: The Significance of the Pauline Letter Closings and the coauthor (with Stanley Porter) of An Annotated Bibliography of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. He has taught courses all over the world, has authored numerous scholarly articles, and leads biblical study tours to Greece, Turkey, and Italy.

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  1. Martijn



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  3. Forrest Cole

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  4. Rev Jerald

    Rev Jerald


    The course has a literature and history emphasis with application for believers and servants. I really enjoyed the lessons. I agree that the return of Christ is in glory on one specific singular day; not in secret multiple stages. The resurrection of the just will not be a secret event. Multiple returns of Christ has extreme difficulties in the text. A secret return to rapture the church is not asserted in God's word. It is an inference. There is only one glorious return of Jesus Christ. The return of Christ, resurrection of the just, destruction of the antichrist, and judgment seat of Christ are one singular event on one specific Day, the Day of the Lord. Multiple returns and multiple raptures to snatch people out of the tribulation is a myth, fable, and fairy tale concocted on falsehood. Dr Weima's exegesis of the Scriptures is quite accurate. Thank you Dr Weima.
  5. Jacob Hantla

    Jacob Hantla


    If you are interested, Dr. Weima does reject the rapture, and seems guided more by theology than the text on the pertinent passages. This does not render the course nor his commentary unhelpful in any way, but if you are looking for this key bit of info, now you know
  6. Sangjoon Lee

    Sangjoon Lee


    Dr Weima is a gifted, passionate teacher. His exegesis is sharp and balanced. I thoroughly enjoyed his lectures. And I learned a lot. This is a fairly detailed lecture (8 chapters in 14 hours). One very minor regret is that he rather breezes through chapter 2 of 2 Thessalonians. But overall, highly recommended.


Collection value: $770.00
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