The Understanding of a Growing Church – 2 Thessalonians 2:5-12

The Understanding of a Growing Church – 2 Thessalonians 2:5-12

Thursday Night Study – 8/20/2015

Pastor Bryan Parish

“The Understanding of a Growing Church”

  1. Understanding the Importance of End Times Doctrine 2:5
    1. Repetitions
    2. Reminders
  2. Understanding the Restrainer 2:6
    1. Identifying the Restrainer
    2. Identifying What is Taken out of the Away
  3. Understanding the Mystery 2:7
  4. Understanding the Power of the Antichrist 2:8-9
    1. The Revelation of the Antichrist
    2. The Revelation of Jesus Christ
  5. Understanding Man’s Responsibility 2:10-12
    1. Love (2:10)
    2. Delusion (2:11)
    3. Accountability (2:12)

“Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

(2 Thessalonians 2:5–12 NKJV)

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