|Staying in the Word|
Chapter One, Lesson One
SHARING GREETINGS Page
** Just as a footnote, William Hendriksen points out that "the combination of both terms after one preposition (in) would indicate that the two are entirely co-ordinate". In other words, Paul is saying that "God the Father" and "the Lord Jesus Christ" after the single preposition "in" indicates that they are one in the same. How does that reflect on the genuiness of the church there in Thessalonica?
** What is the greeting that these men all shared with the Thessalonians?
** We have commented on this before, but did you notice the order of this greeting? Which comes first?
** What does this opening verse for today say about the intrinsic value of the Thessalonians' faith?
** What do Paul, Silas and Timothy have in common regarding the believers at Thessalonica?