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Take time to study that your faith may remain steady in pursuit of knowing Him.

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  1. 1. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to Him, we ask you, brothers, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that that the day of the Lord has already come.
  2. 2. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
  3. 3. 2 Thessalonians 2:5-7 Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.
  4. 4. 2 Thessalonians 2:8-10a And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendor of His coming. The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing.
  5. 5. 2 Thessalonians 2:10b-12 They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
  6. 6. The PRETEXT and the POST TEXT make the CONTEXT On basic rule of Bible study is evaluate the UNCLEAR by the CLEAR. At the end of the day we want to be HONEST with the text, not HIJACK it. How to study is not a ONE size fits all.
  7. 7. PRAY for God to teach. READ and REREAD, preferably in different translations Make OBSERVATIONS of the text as you read Ask what it mean to THEM, in their TIME and PLACE
  8. 8. The meaning of words is not shaped by how you FEEL about them, but what the author MEANT by them. Then you are ready to ask, how does it APPLY? Take time to STUDY that your faith may remain STEADY in pursuit of knowing Him.
  9. 9. Please take a moment to fill out your Communication Card My Next Step Today is to: ( ) Do the home life help (in bulletin) ( ) Begin a Bible study (personal, group, or both) ( ) Read “The Last Days According to Jesus” (Sproul) or “End Times Fiction” (Demar) ( ) Pick a text and practice: pray, read, observe, how they understood, how apply ( ) Begin by simply reading the Bible more ( ) Other________________________