The letters to the Thessalonians are often overlooked within the Pauline corpus. Paul’s meatier theological writings, such as Romans or Colossians, often get most of the attention, but 1 and 2 Thessalonians are packed with theology, too. In his letters to the church in Thessalonica, Paul helps his brethren consider the true nature of Christ. They also contain some of the clearest eschatological teachings in all of his writings. In 1 & 2 Thessalonians Verse by Verse, Grant Osborne examines these key themes—Christology and Eschatology—in light of the persecution the community was facing at the time. In this excerpt from…

The Osborne New Testament Commentaries: Part 1 (6 vols.) are on sale this month only at 40% off. Dr. Grant R. Osborne, biblical scholar and author of The Hermeneutical Spiral, wrote this commentary collection to help readers discover God’s meaning within the scriptural text and avoid misinterpretation. The series will assist pastors, lay leaders, and small groups—anyone who opens God’s Word and seeks to understand it. Each commentary begins by explaining the context in which each book was written, examining its authorship, audience, and key themes to lay a foundation for continued study. Follow along as Osborne guides readers through…