Winter 2019 Unit 2 Letters to the Thessalonians

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Lesson 12 Overcoming Satan's Schemes

February 16, 2020


Through Christ, believers can discern and overcome evil.


Introducing the Study


    Have you ever longed for a time of trial or affliction to cease? The Thessalonian church was facing strong persecution for their faith in Christ. Amid that opposition,  they longed for Christ's coming to relieve them from their suffering.

   Paul wrote to them, expressing thanks to God for their continuous faithfulness in spite of their persecution and encouraging them to continue in their faith, knowing that Christ would come soon and bring judgment upon their persecutors. He also cautioned them not to be deceived as they waited for Christ's coming. The Thessalonian church had been taught well and was exhorted to hold fast to Paul's teachings. 

Study Text

2 Thessalonians 1:1 through 2:12

Key Verse

Luke  21:8


(Jesus)said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not there fore after them (KJV). 

THE LESSON OUTLINE

1. Persist Amid Persectution

     2 Thessalonians 1:1–12


2. Do Not Be Deceived 

     2 Thessalonians 2:1–4

         

3.Discern the Truth

     2 Thessalonians 2:5-12      

DISCIPLESHIP IN ACTION

         DAILY BIBLE READING

         

Monday: Incited by Satan

1 Chronicles 21: 1-8


Tuesday: Afflicted by Satan

Job 2:1-10


Wednesday: Satan Rebuked

Zechariah 3:1-5


Thursday: Power Over Satan

Luke 10:17-20


Friday: Rejecting Satan

Ephesians 4:25-32


Saturday: Tested by Satan

Revelation 2:8-11

 Radiant Life Volume Volume 102 Winter Dec Jan Feb 2019-2020   Adult Student Guide. Scripture KJV. By Gospel Publishing House