1–2 Thessalonians: The Hope of Salvation


By James H. Grant Jr., Series edited by R. Kent Hughes

1–2 Thessalonians

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1–2 Thessalonians: The Hope of Salvation


By James H. Grant Jr., Series edited by R. Kent Hughes

The second coming of Jesus Christ has profound implications for how Christians live today. In his letters to the Thessalonians, Paul shows that the whole of the Christian life—especially our experience of suffering and our work in ministry—is changed when we live in light of the gospel.

In this commentary, Pastor James H. Grant Jr. applies Paul’s message to contemporary churches by moving expositionally through 1—2 Thessalonians, covering both personal and corporate concerns. This volume traces the way Paul shares about events in his life and addresses issues in the church of Thessalonica, unpacking the power of the gospel and what it means for our lives today.

Part of the Preaching the Word series.


James H. Grant Jr. (MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary) is an ordained minister in the PCA and has served in pastoral ministry for over 20 years. He is president of Historic Images in Memphis, Tennessee, and provides consulting for leaders in ministry, business, and education. He is married to Brandy, and they have four children.

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Table of Contents:

1 Thessalonians

  1. Listening to Paul’s Conversation: Introduction to 1 Thessalonians
  2. Christianity at Thessalonica (1:1 and Acts 17:1–10)
  3. What Is in a Greeting? (1:1)
  4. The Importance of Thankfulness (1:2–5)
  5. The Christian Doctrine of Imitation (1:6–8)
  6. All of Life Is Repentance (1:9–10)
  7. Union with Christ and the Christian Life (2:1–12)
  8. Preaching the Word of Christ (2:13)
  9. The Gospel and Your Suffering (2:14–16)
  10. Living in Light of the Gospel (2:17—3:13)
  11. Become What You Already Are in Christ (4:1–8)
  12. The Fruit of the Gospel: Love (4:9–12)
  13. The Second Advent of Christ (4:13—5:11)
  14. Resurrection Hope in the Face of Death (4:13–18)
  15. What about the Rapture? (4:16–18)
  16. The Day of the Lord (5:1–2)
  17. Concerning Times and Seasons (5:1–11)
  18. A Gospel Community (5:12–28) 145

2 Thessalonians

  1. The Right Perspective on Suffering (1:1–5)
  2. Eternal Destinies (1:6–12)
  3. Jesus Will Not Come Until . . . (2:1)
  4. Rebellion and Hope (2:1–12)
  5. The Steadfastness of Christ (2:13—3:5)
  6. The Gospel and Vocation (3:6–18)
  7. The Gospel Takes Root and Bears Fruit in Thessalonica (1—2 Thessalonians)


Category: Commentaries & Reference
Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Case Quantity: 10
Page Count: 240
ISBN-10: 1-4335-5012-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-5012-6
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 16.6 ounces
Published: November 30, 2015