Dr. Couch's commentary approaches the Thessalonians letters from a premillennial point of view, but is adaptable for everyone. It is scholarly, yet understandable; comprehensive, but alive. He gives the key meanings of the Greek text, explaining each nuance of the language in a clear and concrete way. The reader will find:
* A clear, compelling commentary
* Study questions at the end of each chapter
* Bible study outlines for 1 and 2 Thessalonians
* A glossary of theological terms
The 1st Century Church Speaks to the 21st Century Church
The church in Thessalonica was a congregation of new believers that was impacting their world for Jesus, but their awe-inspiring love for Christ came at a terrible price. They endured tremendous trials and tribulations, to the point that many gave their lives for the gospel.
Paul wrote 1 Thessalonians to further equip these young believers to live as beacons of light in an immoral city. he instructed them to go beyond their efforts in living for Christ and sought to clarify their understanding of the Rapture.
After his first letter, rumors began to circulate throughout the church in Thessalonica that the Rapture had already taken place. Paul wrote 2 Thessalonians to dispel these rumors and no further encourage them to stand firm in Christ.
This commentary speaks to the 21st century Christian. With the persecution of believers on the rise, sexual immorality running rampant, and the abundance of End Time prophecies, Dr. Couch's commentary will help the reader understand how to stand for Christ in a fallen world and find hope in Christ's return.