By Nijay K. Gupta

ISBN-10: 0718895053

ISBN-13: 9780718895051

ISBN-10: 1498286534

ISBN-13: 9781498286534

within the first century, the Thessalonian church grieved deaths of their group, persevered harsh persecution, and struggled with questions on the long run. Paul provided them the comforts and reassurances of wish within the Messiah Jesus. yet he provided excess of wishful considering or pie-in-the-sky convenience. Paul's emphasis on desire within the Messiah Jesus concerned shooting a imaginative and prescient of God's redeemed and simply destiny so that it will see and reside faithfully at the present time. Paul didn't think in a passive wish, yet an lively wish the place, if the Day of the Messiah is a beacon, believers set their path and diligently stream towards it. That diligence is principally captured by way of love for Christian brothers and sisters, dedication to sincere and effective paintings, and obedience to the reality of the gospel of Lord Messiah Jesus.

"In dialog with the easiest interpreters of the Thessalonian letters around the centuries, Nijay Gupta bargains us a wealthy dinner party of insights into those very early Christian Scriptures. concurrently obtainable and perceptive, conscious of ancient context in addition to modern theological and religious matters, this can be a remark for college students, pastors, and all readers of Paul."
--Michael J. Gorman, Raymond E. Brown Professor of religious study and Theology, St. Mary's Seminary & University

"Nijay Gupta's observation on 1 and a couple of Thessalonians demonstrates trustworthy, even-handed scholarship, theological and pastoral sensitivity, and a masterful skill to put out the letters' substance and easy circulate of idea in an interesting type that may be a excitement to learn. those features, besides its potential measurement, make it excellent to be used within the lecture room and for neighborhood church pastors and lecturers. hugely recommended!"
--Andy Johnson, Professor of latest testomony, Nazarene Theological Seminary

"Here is a statement that doesn't omit the mark. It is exegetically sound, theologically astute, and ecclesially established. Gupta turns out to please in exhibiting how those historical texts make glossy feel. I learn few commentaries conceal to hide, yet Gupta's I did. It is definitely well worth the time and funding, for he rigorously weighs the interpretive innovations and arrives at well-reasoned and well-supported readings. i need this one on my shelf."
--David B. Capes, educational Dean and Professor of latest testomony, Houston Graduate institution of Theology

"Nijay ok. Gupta is a talented interpreter of Scripture. Herein, you will discover incisive, insightful statement at the Apostle Paul's earliest extant letters. I warmly commend this relatively (and refreshingly!) compact remedy of the Thessalonian correspondence, now not least the exegetical ability, theological engagement, and pastoral difficulty obviously glaring throughout."
--Todd D. nonetheless, DeLancey Dean and Hinson Professor, Baylor college, Truett Seminary

Nijay ok. Gupta is Assistant Professor of recent testomony at George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, OR. His fresh books comprise a remark on Colossians and Prepare, prevail, strengthen: Getting a PhD in religious study and Beyond (Wipf & Stock).

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