The Run Down
Read 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
A) Vs.13 We ought…. Thankful for who is saved, name some, sanctification process, what would they be like if not…. Let’s be thankful.
B) 1:3 Faith and love growing-free choice…. 2:13 chosen, saved thru sanctification belief.
C) Chose Firstfruits (from the beginning)
D) Through Sanctification / Belief
E) Vs. 2:10,11 refused truth, believe false…
Ex. 5:2 Pharaoh “I Don’t know this God”
John 18:38, Pilate… “What is truth?”
1 John 5:10-12, God a liar? Romans, reject truth, God willingly allows you to believe a lie.
Matthew, give a little then he’ll give you more.
F) Vs. 13, Kurious (lord Jesus), Theos (God), pneumatos (Spirit), Trinitarian concept.
Matth. 28:19 baptismal formula.
H) vs. 14 “our Gospel”, “other gospels”, find the basics, examples of additions, Gal. 1:6ff, Col. 2.
Colossians, new moons, sabbaths, aceticism, docetism (JC sprititual, Scientology), arians (JC subordinate, JW’s), marcion (OT God evil, Seculars).
I) vs. 15, Stand firm. Our gospel, our traditions, taught, word, letter.
Stand firm. psalm 1:3 tree, Jer. 17:7-8, Mark 4:30ff to growing kingdom.
J) 2:2 Don’t be Alarmed…false spirit, false spoken word, false writing.
Our gospel, (pure doctrine), traditions (teachings) taught by us… spoken word or letter.
K) Pseudepigrapha, falsely attributed writings, Apocrypha Hidden writings…. The Gospel of Thomas, The Gospel of Judas, The Gospel of Mary,
L) Non-canonical but not heretical, Epistle of Barnabas, Didache, First Clement, Polycarp, Tertullian,
M) 2 Tim. 2:8-9, my gospel. Vs 15 rightly handle word of truth; 3:16 God breathed, Titus 2:1 sound doctrine, 2 Peter 3:1, 2nd letter, vs. 15-16 in all his letters… as they twist other Scriptures.
N) Hebrews 5:1-6:4 milk and steak, Heb. 10:24-25.
Universalists, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, Agnostics, Ancient Alien Theory.
2 timothy 2:14ff handle correctly.
O) Vs. 16-17
“He loves (gives) us, they love (give) us”
Work & Word, let’s do both!