By studying 1st and 2nd Thessalonians (in the EP Study Commentary series), we get to read some of Paul’s first scriptural statements about the glories of Christ. We also notice Paul’s great compassion and love toward this young Thessalonian church, which may have been only six months old when Paul is writing the first letter.
Despite being young, the church is doing generally well. Although it is true that there are some difficulties, most of these are caused by those outside the church; some, however, are caused by those inside the church. Robert Cara shows how this has direct and indirect meaning for us today in the 21st century.
’If you are interested in the stability of a Gospel driven and Christ centered life, the Second Coming, how to bear up under persecution, how to grow in the midst of adversity and how to engage in everyday life to make an impact for Christ then this commentary will be invaluable in your library. Dr. Robert Cara is obviously well known as a professor and teacher. Those gifts have been successfully transferred to the written page to benefit any and all students of the Word as well as preachers and teachers. He is not only faithful and clear to the inspired text but is helpful and insightful in how to communicate the marvelous panoply of Biblical truth found in this captivating portion of Holy Scripture. Obtain it, read it and keep it because you will want to use it again!’ Dr. Harry L. Reeder, III. Pastor of Preaching and Leadership, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama
Dr Robert J.Cara is Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.