Weekly Rap-Up with Tedashii
Tedashi take us through Paul’s second letter to the church at Thessalonica where Paul encourages them to stand strong in the faith. The times were getting tough and persecution was the rise, but God will avenge His people. Paul reminded them that the return of the Lord is coming and all things will be made right.
116 Clique - Stand Strong (2 Thessalonians)
Take a seat. Let’s get into this. There’s been a challenge to the truth but there’s defense for this (2:1-2). Since Paul’s first letter there’s been need for another one (1:3, 5, 2:1, 13, 3:1, 6) because the other one was compromised by a cover up; another one (2:2) because some of us thought Paul was sending … wait (2:3a)! Slow up, lets just start from the beginning. First, Paul felt morally indebted just to give thanks (1:3) for our faith and increased love toward the saints (1:3), for this reason Paul bragged on us (1:4) because we all persevered through attacks on us (1:4), and these attacks are evidence of His righteous judgment (1:5, 2:14). Proof we’ve been proven worthy of a righteous covenant (1:5b, 1:11) and don’t sweat the haters because God is just (1:6) to punish them and give you rest so in God we trust (1:6-7). So until the Lord comes back to take us home (2:16, 14), persevere through afflictions baby and stand strong (1:11, 5, 2:15).
Stand strong in the faith. God called you to this thing (2:14). Persevere through the hate. Do it all in Jesus name (2:15, 1:4) because the Lord is coming back. Yep, the Lord is coming back, yep (2:2). The Lord is coming back, yep. The Lord is coming back (2:2). See the Lord is coming back and he’ll save us from this pain (2:2, 2:14). Don’t get lazy in the back stay disciplined in His name (3:11, 6, 14-15). So stand strong in the faith, yep. Strong in the faith, stand (2:15). Strong in the faith, yep. Stand strong in the faith (2:15).
Now there are some of us who have been tricked into believing all kinds of rumors about the return of Jesus (2:2). Apparently there was a letter with false intent (2:2) bent on contradicting the first letter Paul sent (2:2). So this is Paul’s response to end the myth (2:1-12) that says the day of the Lord, is in our midst (2:1-3a). Don’t let anyone deceive you. I beseech you (2:3b). Hold fast to the lessons in which we teach you. Remember when Paul was with us, he said these things (2:5): First rebellion, then comes the lawless man on the scene (2:3). Then lawlessness, all of this so man would call on his name (2:4). As he’s exalting his name, to where the Father’s is (2:4) but, at this point, we’ve been long gone with Christ (2:1b, 2b,I Thes. 4:15, 17b, 5:1-2, 9). The rapture is a snatching not Him coming back twice (I Thes. 4:16-17, II Thes. 2:1b). They’re separate and the day of the Lord happens after you (2:5, 12,I Thes. 4:17, 5:3a, 4-5). This is not for your calendar but to strengthen your character (2:2).
Finally brothers, Paul evokes our memory (3:3). Christ is faithful in affliction, just be genuine inwardly (3:3-5). Committed to praying daily cause we’re fighting an enemy (3:1-2). Trying to take me out the battle by using the sin in me (3:6). And speaking of sin, Paul charges us in (3:6) staying away from the lazy and rebellious idle men (3:6). In hopes our actions would invoke some action (3:6), Paul’s first letter warned and they ignored his passion (3:10, 7, I Thes. 4:9-12, I Thes. 5:14). Now the churches reaction has to be more drastic (3:6, 14). In hopes that they grasp it and then repent of their actions (3:15, 12, 7). Let’s recall Paul’s behavior when he stayed with us (3:7-10, I Thes. 2:9-12). And how he labored night and day and never made a fuss (3:8). Paul is our model that we should be following (3:7). If a man doesn’t work then that man shouldn’t eat (3:10). Take note of those who disobey this command (3:14). Stand strong and quote, “I wrote this letter with my own hand” (Paul) (3:16-18).