Date: October 14, 2018
Speaker: John Fonville
Category: Second Coming
Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 3:6–3:18
Tags: False Teachers, Church Discipline, Lord's Supper, Prayer, Insubordination, Second Coming, Eschatology, Peace, Fencing the table, 2 Thessalonians, busybody, blessed hope, over realized eschatology, love feast, communal meals
The ultimate goal and main point of the last section (3:6-15) of Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians is the peace of the church. Some disorderly members of the Thessalonian church were disrupting the peace of the church. Because the peace of the church is of vital importance, discipline of those living disorderly lives in the church is necessary. Therefore, in 3:6-15, Paul issues three sets of commands in order to preserve the peace of the church.