Watch our overview video on 1 thessalonians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The saints are foreordained to receive the gospelthe gospel is to be restored in the latter. Ephesians 1 paul, an apostle of christ jesus by the will of. Ephesians 1 commentary spurgeons verse expositions of the bible. This epistle was written by paul, the apostle, as stated in 1. The introduction to the whole epistle, which is much the same as in others v. A free bible commentary on the first letter to the thessalonians in. The book of 1 thessalonians is a personal and affectionate letter to the church, pauls own words confirm this, we loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of god but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us 2. They wrote this first letter soon after timothy had come back to join paul and silas in corinth 1 thessalonians 3. The first letter 1 thessalonians was written to a community of believers who had been christians for only a short period of time, probably no more than a few months. Though they function together in the salvation process, they are specifically not the same qualities. These commentaries from respected bible scholar and preacher john macarthur give a versebyverse analysis in context and provide points of application for passages, illuminating the biblical text in practical and relevant ways. This is a study guide commentary, which means that you are. Ephesians, philippians, colossians, 12 thessalonians, philemon cornerstone biblical commentary book 16 kindle edition by comfort, philip, davids, peter, hoehner.
After the introduction the apostle begins with a thanksgiving to god for the saving benefits bestowed on them. The book of 1 thessalonians was written in approximately a. God, from the very beginning, right up to this time, has. Christians are clearly identified as saints in scripture. A saint is a holy one, separated from the unconverted, who do not have gods spirit. Best commentary on 12 thessalonians best commentaries.
Ephesians 1 commentary spurgeons verse expositions of. Study the bible online using commentary on ephesians 1 and more. Commentary on 1 and 2 thessalonians grand rapids, michigan. Yet the church of the thessalonians continued alive and active. Because the name ephesus is not mentioned in every early manuscript, some scholars believe the letter was an encyclical, intended to be circulated and read among all the churches in asia minor and was simply. The recording is dramatized, from the king james bible.
The purpose of the book of ephesians was to warn the church elders about the false teachers that were teaching a false gospel and to maintain their first love that they held when they first became believers. Though they function together in the salvation process, they. David guzik commentary on ephesians 1 talks about the work of the triune god, the father, the son, and the holy spirit, on behalf of the believer. He was only in the city a short time because he was forced out by enemies of the gospel. Download pdf the macarthur bible commentary book full free.
For 1 this cause i paul, a the prisoner of jesus christ for you gentiles, 1 he maintains his apostleship against the offence of the cross, upon which he also makes an argument to confirm himself, affirming that he was not only appointed an apostle by the mercy of god, but was also appointed particularly to the gentiles. Paul himself founded the church in thessalonica on his second missionary journey acts 17. On the other hand, to the thessalonian churches, in the epistles written shortly after their conversion, he uses no description of himself whatever 1thessalonians. Though paul had to suddenly leave this young church, his deep concern for them prompted this letter.
Ephesians 1 commentary the bible study new testament. Some liberal critics have attempted to raise doubts, yet the authorship of the book is solidly established both by the clear statement in the book itself and by the records of the early uninspired christian writers. Constables notes on 1 thessalonians 2020 edition could have been his first inspired epistle. Ephesians 1 paul, an apostle of christ jesus by the. For this cause that you may be so built up together, and made the temple of god, and his habitation through the spirit. Sep 28, 20 the book of 1 thessalonians is a personal and affectionate letter to the church, pauls own words confirm this, we loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of god but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to.
Ephesians, philippians, colossians, 12 thessalonians. Read 1 thessalonians 1 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Ephesians 1 commentary john gills exposition of the bible. We learn from the book of acts that during pauls stay in the city of thessalonica, he preached in a. Pdf the macarthur bible commentary download full pdf. It was the first he wrote to european christians, and in it the fundamental things of the christian life are very clearly set forth.
And then mentions the sure evidences of the good success of the gospel among them, which was notorious and famous in several other places. In the first chapter you have the doctrines of the gospel. The letter is addressed to the church in the city of ephesus, capital of the roman province of asia asia minor, modern turkey. It was located 100 miles west of philippi and about 200 miles north of athens. Todays lesson overflows with all the blessings that we christians are blessed with. We remember before our god and father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our.
In acts, luke recorded that paul preached for three sabbath days to the jews in the. Read ephesians 1 commentary using john gills exposition of the bible. Paul asked these things because they were important to ask for. This is the holy book of 1 thessalonians, known as the first epistle of paul the apostle to the thessalonians. Thessalonica was and still is an important seaport about 185 miles 300 km north of athens. Ephesians 1 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in. Nov 18, 2012 this is the holy book of 1 thessalonians, known as the first epistle of paul the apostle to the thessalonians. The letters called epistles from paul to thessalonica, which included i thessalonians and ii thessalonians were probably two of the earliest letters paul had written which was around a. Thessalonica was a roman colony and very important in the life of the roman empire. E phesians is one of the most encouraging books in the new testament.
Ephesians 1 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. Garland, general editors the expositors bible commentary revised edition ebcr seeks to provide a comprehensive yet succinct commentary that guides one to the gist of the tests meaning. After paul started the church in thessalonica, he wrote this first letter to the believers there within just a few months of leaving. The main themes that run through 1 thessalonians is living holy and sanctified lives and being selfcontrolled and alert. First thessalonians it is generally supposed that pauls first epistle to the thessalonians is the first book of the new testament that was ever written. You can find the best commentary on 12 thessalonians for you using the tools on the right side. In pauls day, the region in which thessalonica was located was known as macedonia. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation in whom also, after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. This verse proves beyond dispute that god had the church in mind before the foundation of the world. The apostles thanksgivings and praises to god for his inestimable blessings bestowed on the believing ephesians v. There were plenty of very imperfect christians in the community at ephesus and in the other asiatic churches to which this letter went. Paul wanted to check on the state of the thessalonians faith, for fear that false teachers might have infiltrated their number.
David guzik commentary on 1 thessalonians 1 describes how the gospel. It was founded by cassander, king of macedon 315 b. I offer the following commentary and summary for ephesians in this article. However, timothy soon returned with a good report, prompting paul to pen 1 thessalonians as a letter of encouragement to the new believers. In 1 thessalonians, paul directs the persecuted thessalonian christians to. In the church of thessalonica there were some misunderstandings about the return of christ. The macarthur new testament commentary series continues to be one of todays topselling commentary series. Then paul sent timothy back to thessalonica to see what was happening with that church 1 thessalonians 3.
The holy bible book 52 1 thessalonians kjv dramatized. Ephesians 1 the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Such sins were common in the city in which they lived. Ephesians 1 commentary, this commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, takes one through the new testament verse by verse. Nov 17, 2016 watch our overview video on 1 thessalonians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Book of first thessalonians overview insight for living. Ephesians 1 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Ephesians philemon the expositors bible commentary. Study the bible online using commentary on 1 thessalonians 1 and more.
This came from a second century noncanonical book from thessalonica called paul and. In august of 2001 he was diagnosed with lung cancer and on august 29th, 2002 he went home to be with the lord. The persons to whom this epistle is written, namely, the church of the thessalonians, the converted jews and gentiles in thessalonica. We can be sure about this, and about the date, from the letter and the book of the acts. Paul, silas and timothy, to the church of the thessalonians in god the father and the lord jesus christ. Ephesians 1 paul, an apostle of christ jesus by the bible. The saints are foreordained to receive the gospelthe gospel is to be restored in the latter daysthe saints are sealed by the holy spirit of promisethey know god and christ by revelation. It still exists under the name of saloniki, and has a population of from 75,000 to. Commentary on the letter to the ephesians bible study notes and comments by david e. Thanksgiving for the thessalonians faith we always thank god for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.
Check out this summary and commentary and the book of i thessalonians. The historical context of pauls epistles to the thessalonians is found in acts 17. The macarthur bible commentary available for download and read online in other formats. It was a great commercial center of pauls time, the inhabitants being greeks, romans and jews. Because the name ephesus is not mentioned in every early manuscript, some scholars believe the letter was an encyclical, intended to be circulated and read. Ephesians 1 paul, an apostle of christ jesus by the will. This narrative recounts pauls work in the city of thessalonica during his second missionary journey. The book of ephesians is almost certainly one of four epistles that. With the focus on the work in its entirety rather than a versebyverse methodology, this volume will appeal to the professional and nonprofessional. Davids colossians, philemon help modern readers understand the nature and purpose of these pauline epistles. The following section explains more of this mighty power and what it did. David guzik commentary on ephesians 1 talks about the work of the triune. Listen to chuck swindoll s overview of first thessalonians in his audio message from the classic series gods masterwork. Pdf the macarthur bible commentary download full pdf book.806 775 787 1081 1406 1245 989 1233 279 634 1187 250 823 1336 662 1409 1139 708 719 1068 171 761 1098 671 375 30 1496 1053 506 62