Questions about the Book of First Thessalonians

The book of First Thessalonians is the thirteenth book of the New Testament. This epistle to the First Thessalonians was written at Corinth by Paul shortly after his departure from Thessalonica, and was probably among the earliest of the apostle’s inspired writings. Paul had visited Thessalonica on his second missionary journey, preaching in the synagogue on three successive Sabbaths. Because of violent persecution had broken out, Paul was sent away for his personal safety. This Epistle can be divided into five parts: 1) The Model Church and the Three Tenses of the Christian life. 2) The Model Servant and his reward. 3) The Model Brother and his Sanctification. 4) The Model Walk and the believer’s hope. 5) The Model Walk and the day of the Lord. The author of this book is Paul. Listed below are questions on the book of First Thessalonians. These questions can be used freely for Sunday school or bible study to help all young Christians study the scriptures. My prayers are with you always and may God bless you in your studies.

I Thessalonians Chapter 1

1) Did Paul, in the opening words of this letter, mention his authority as an apostle? (I Thessalonians 1:1)

2) What two-fold blessing did the missionaries pray for? (I Thessalonians 1:1)

3) What words indicate that these servants of God were very definite in their intercession? (I Thessalonians 1:2)

4) How faithfully did they pray for the young converts? (I Thessalonians 1:3)

5) What three spiritual qualities of these believers did the missionaries always remember? (I Thessalonians 1:3)

6) What were they very certain of in this verse? (I Thessalonians 1:4)

7) When Paul preached the gospel to the Thessalonians, he was conscious of what power beyond his own words? (I Thessalonians 1:5)

8) When the gospel was first preached in Thessalonica, how was the fury of Satan manifested? (I Thessalonians 1:6)

9) Why could these believers endure persecution with joy? (I Thessalonians 1:6)

10) What did their Christ likeness under persecution make them? (I Thessalonians 1:7)

11) Why did Paul, Silas and Timothy have no need to tell others of the witness these converts gave to the Lord? (I Thessalonians 1:8)

12) What is the special guarantee of the Lord’s return, as He promised? (I Thessalonians 1:10)

I Thessalonians Chapter 2

1) Did Paul think his work and that of Silas and Timothy in Thessalonica had been barren of results? (I Thessalonians 2:1)

2) What had they done in Thessalonica after Paul and Silas had been shamefully treated at Philippi? (I Thessalonians 2:2)

3) What three things were missing from Paul’s preaching and witnessing? (I Thessalonians 2:3)

4) What makes preaching or teaching the gospel the highest conceivable responsibility? (I Thessalonians 2:4)

5) What three temptations common to Christian workers had Paul withstood? (I Thessalonians 2:5-9)

6) What attitude did Paul and his companions maintain toward the Thessalonians Christians? (I Thessalonians 2:7)

7) What threefold claim did Paul make for his manner of life during his stay in Thessalonica? (I Thessalonians 2:10)

8) What was Paul’s chief concern for the Thessalonians? (I Thessalonians 2:12)

9) What effect did the Word of God have in the lives of these persecuted believers? (I Thessalonians 2:13)

10) In apostolic times, what people did most to obstruct the spread of the gospel to both Jews and Gentiles? (I Thessalonians 2:14-16)

11) This opposition was to bring what judgment upon those unbelieving Jews? (I Thessalonians 2:16)

12) Who had hindered Paul when he had tried twice to return to Thessalonica? (I Thessalonians 2:18)

13) What was Paul’s comfort, whether he was permitted to return to Thessalonica or not? (I Thessalonians 2:19-20)

I Thessalonians Chapter 3

1) Paul was so eager to hear from his persecuted friends that twice he wrote, in effect, “I could no longer forbear”. (I Thessalonians 3:1-5)

2) What were the three reasons that Paul sent Timothy from Athens to Thessalonica for? (I Thessalonians 3:2-5)

3) What did Paul consider Timothy able to do for them? (I Thessalonians 3:2)

4) During his stay in Thessalonica, what had Paul tell the Christians to expect? (I Thessalonians 3:4)

5) Did Paul expect these Christians to be targets for Satan? (I Thessalonians 3:5)

6) What two proofs of their love must have warmed Paul’s heart in this verse? (I Thessalonians 3:6)

7) What did Paul give thanks to God for in this verse? (I Thessalonians 3:9)

8) What was Paul’s twofold prayer “night and day”? (I Thessalonians 3:10)

9) What three petitions are recorded in verses eleven through thirteen? (I Thessalonians 3:11-13)

I Thessalonians Chapter 4

1) On whose authority had Paul taught the Thessalonians how they should live as Christians? (I Thessalonians 4:1-2)

2) What is “the will of God” for every born again Christian? (I Thessalonians 4:3)

3) Why did Paul say that no man should not go beyond or defraud his brother in any matters? (I Thessalonians 4:6)

4) How had the Thessalonians Christians already manifested in brotherly love? (I Thessalonians 4:9-10)

5) What threefold exhortation does the apostle give them in verse eleven? (I Thessalonians 4:11)

6) On whose authority did Paul make these statements? (I Thessalonians 4:15)

7) Can there be any doubt that the Lord Jesus Christ will come bodily and visibly in the clouds of Heaven? (I Thessalonians 4:16)

8) Who will be the first to receive their glorified bodies in these verses? (I Thessalonians 4:15-17)

I Thessalonians Chapter 5

1) When Paul was in Thessalonica, he taught the Christians that God had not revealed to man what truth concerning Christ’s return? (I Thessalonians 5:1)

2) After the Rapture, when the unsaved shall say, “Peace and safety,” what will come upon them? (I Thessalonians 5:2-3)

3) The lack of knowledge concerning the time of the Lord’s return should cultivate what attitude in the believer? (I Thessalonians 5:4-6)

4) What kind of armor does Paul urge the Christians to put on? (I Thessalonians 5:7-8)

5) What assurance is given to all believers in Christ that they will go to be with Jesus Christ at the Rapture, thus escaping the terrible judgments of “the day of the Lord”? (I Thessalonians 5:9-10)

6) What twofold exhortation is given in verse eleven? (I Thessalonians 5:11)

7) How should the Christian spirit always find expression in this verse? (I Thessalonians 5:15)

8) What seven things did Paul say that all Christians should do in these verses? (I Thessalonians 5:16-22)

9) What prayer seems to gather all prayers into one in this verse? (I Thessalonians 5:23)

10) Paul said to the brethren to pray for them and to greet all brethren with what? (I Thessalonians 5:25-26)

Note: I pray that these questions have helped your study and under standing of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose