Bible Study Interpretive Analysis

Topics: New Testament, Bible, Christianity Pages: 4 (909 words) Published: February 22, 2012
An Interpretive Analysis
1 Thessalonians 2:1-16

Andrew Maniaci

Presented to Dr. LeRoy R. Bartel, Instructor

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements
In BIB 2213-70
Bible Study

Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Waxahachie, TX
An Interpretive Analysis
1 Thessalonians 2:1-16
1. Structural Analysis
a. “our appeal”
i. Paragraph 1- vss. 1-2: “coming to you was not in vain” ii. Paragraph 2- vss. 3-6: “not to please man, but to please God” iii. Paragraph 3- vss. 7-12: “like a nursing mother…like a father with his children” iv. Paragraph 4- vss. 13-16: “when you received the word of God” 2. Topical Analysis

b. Master Title: God’s Command from Paul
v. Paul’s visit was worth the struggles.
1. Paul suffered.
2. Paul endured.
3. Paul shared the gospel.
vi. God’s approval is greater than man’s.
4. Paul is writing in response to error.
5. Paul has authority from God.
6. Paul’s intentions are pure and selfless.
vii. Paul as a spiritual parent.
7. Paul was nurturing.
8. Paul was selfless.
9. Paul was relatable.
10. Paul was a good example.
11. Paul encouraged.
viii. Being saved.
12. Hearing the gospel.
13. Accepting the gospel.
14. Living the gospel.
15. Suffering for the gospel.
16. Claiming victory in the gospel.
3. Situational Analysis
c. Paul was concerned that the believers in Thessalonica thought that his earlier visit was a waste of time. During his previous visit, Paul experienced the division between the Greeks who easily accepted Christ, and the Jews. Paul’s ministry was humble and obedient, whereas the ministry of other religious leaders had been greedy and selfish. The ministry of Paul was a nurturing and encouraging...

Bibliography: Logos Bible Software Version 4.X Scholar’s Library. Bellingham, WA: Libronix Corporation, 2000-2010. Shenton, T. (2006). Opening up 1 Thessalonians. Leominster: Day One Publications.
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