Word search puzzle: 1 and 2 Thessalonians

Based on material in chapter 27, Discovering the Bible by Alex Varughese

Challenge: Can you solve this word puzzle even if you do not have the book?

Using the clues below, can you find all of the words taken from chapter 27?

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  1. Paul was likely in ______________________ when he wrote the two New Testament letters or epistles to the church in Thessalonica
  2. Included in the concept of ___________ is a call for moral and ethical integrity in the area of one's sexual conduct.
  3. ________________________________ is a biblical concept that emphasizes that God's will for His people includes separation from the world and complete belonging to Him; this concept includes the idea of Holy-Spirit-empowered conformity to the character and likeness of God
  4. The Thessalonian believers were apparently very concerned about when the _______________________________________, also called the Parousia, was going to happen
  5. __________________________________: Letters addressed to a predominantly Gentile audience to answer the question: How shall Christians live until the Second Coming of Christ? Readers are urged to remain faithful in the midst of their suffering for Christ
  6. ______________________________ was a seaport city in Greece about 90 miles west of Philippi

    -- Howard Culbertson,


The major lesson of Paul's two letters to the Thessalonians revolves around the themes of perseverance, hope, and eschatology. Throughout these letters, Paul emphasizes the importance of remaining steadfast in faith amidst trials and tribulations, while eagerly awaiting the return of Jesus Christ. He encourages the Thessalonian believers to live holy and exemplary lives, to be diligent in their work, and to support one another in love and unity. Additionally, Paul addresses misunderstandings about the second coming of Christ, reassuring them of the certainty of the event and urging them to be prepared. Ultimately, the letters serve as a reminder to the Thessalonians, and to all believers, to live with unwavering faith, hope, and readiness for the coming of the Lord.

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