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Paul Taylor - May 31, 2015
An Unfinished Story
As the book of 2 Thessalonians starts to wrap up, the apostle Paul reminds his readers of the work that God has done in their lives, and encourages them to be a part of the movement of the Gospel in the world. We are encouraged to consider how to faithfully communicate the unchanging message of God's revelation to a rapidly changing culture. As we do that, we participate in the growth of God's kingdom through the Gospel.
From Series: "Between the Times"
We live between the times: between the first coming of Christ and the future coming of Christ. It’s a hard place to be, because what we long for hasn’t been fully realized. But it’s also an exciting place to be, because what we long for has been partially realized. As we experience something of what we long for, we anticipate the coming day, but we also appreciate the present day in light of the coming day. In his two letters to the Thessalonians, the apostle Paul references the future “coming” of Christ more than he does in all his other letters combined. Our study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians therefore will help us live—really live—in the present, between the times, leaning into the future.