Waiting for the Second Coming: Studies in Thessalonians Paperback – January 1, 1990 by Ray C. Stedman (Author)
Ray Stedman's study of Paul's letters to the Thessalonians helps you to realize afresh the resources that you as a Christian already possess through the Spirit's inner strengthening and the certainty of Christ's return.
From the Back Cover
Do you find it difficult to maintain faith in a God of love, power, and justice in a world of corruption? In a world where paganism appears to be on the rise, where disease and famine threaten to decimate entire populations, where children murder parents and parents murder children, and where the elderly live in fear behind locked doors? If so, you can identify with the church at Thessalonica.
When the apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, he addressed believers who were struggling to survive in a hostile world. Persecuted, discouraged, and tempted to compromise with the culture around them, they desperately needed Paul’s message of faith, hope, and love. Sound familiar?
In these studies on Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians, Ray Stedman—pastor, teacher, and expositor—shows how Paul’s letters of encouragement are just as relevant for you today, speaking with power and clarity to your present need. They voice a father’s faithful concern, a mother’s tender understanding, and a brother’s readiness to stand by to the end. Above all, they bring a fresh realization of the resources believers already possess in the Spirit’s inner strengthening and the certainty of Christ’s return.
About the Author
Ray C. Stedman (1917–1992) was one of the great pastors, expositors, and spiritual leaders of the twentieth century. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, he was pastor of the Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, for forty years. With over twenty books to his credit, from Spiritual Warfare to his insightful commentary Adventuring through the Bible, Stedman spanned the experiences of the Christian life with his writing. His book Body Life had a tremendous impact on the church in the twentieth century.