The Message of 1 & 2 Thessalonians

The Message of 1 & 2 Thessalonians

The Bible Speaks Today Series

by John Stott

The Message of 1 & 2 Thessalonians
  • Length: 218 pages
  • Published: February 14, 1994
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-1237-0
  • Item Code: 1237
  • Case Quantity: 48
  • Replaces the book, The Gospel and the End of Time, which received a Christianity Today 1992 Readers' Choice Award

Digging into Paul's letters to the Thessalonians, John R. W. Stott addresses issues of vital importance today:

  • how the church spreads the gospel
  • how Christians live according to the gospel
  • how the gospel offers hope in the midst of trouble

Originally published as The Gospel the End of Time, Stott's comments on 1 and 2 Thessalonians are now available in paperback as a new addition to the Bible Speaks Today series.


Author's Preface

Chief Abbreviations

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A. The Message of 1 Thessalonians: The Gospel and the Church
1. Christian Evangelism: How the Church Spreads the Gospel - 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
2. Christian Ministry: How Pastors Serve Both the Gospel and the Church - 1 Thessalonians 2:1--3:13
3. Christian Behaviour: How the Church Must Live According to the Gospel - 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
4. Christian Hope: How the Gospel Should Inspire the Church - 1 Thessalonians 4:13--5:11
5. Christian Community: How to Be a Gospel Church - 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

The Message of 2 Thessalonians: A Christian Perspective on History
Introduction to 2 Thessalonians
6. The Revelation of Christ - 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
7. The Rebellion of Antichrist - 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
8. The Responsiblity of Christians - 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18

Study Guide

John Stott

John R. W. Stott (1921–2011) has been known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain and the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974).

Stott's many books have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. His best-known work, Basic Christianity, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than sixty languages. Other titles include The Cross of Christ, Understanding the Bible, The Contemporary Christian, Evangelical Truth, Issues Facing Christians Today, The Incomparable Christ, Why I Am a Christian, and Through the Bible Through the Year, a daily devotional. He has also written eight volumes in The Bible Speaks Today series of New Testament expositions.

Whether in the West or in the Majority World, a hallmark of Stott's ministry has been expository preaching that addresses the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" and was named in the Queen’s New Years Honours list as Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In 1969, Stott founded the Langham Trust to fund scholarships for young evangelical leaders from the Majority World. He then founded the Evangelical Literature Trust, which provided books for students, pastors, and theological libraries in the Majority World. These two trusts continued as independent charities until 2001, when they were joined as a single charity: the Langham Partnership. Langham's vision continues today to see churches in the Majority World equipped for mission and growing to maturity in Christ through nurturing national movements for biblical preaching, fostering the creation and distribution of evangelical literature, and enhancing evangelical theological education.

Visit the John Stott Ministries Langham Partnership website.

BY John Stott