A GREAT BIBLE STUDY
19For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you? 20For you are our glory and joy.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (1 Th 2:19–20). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.
2:19–20 Paul viewed the Thessalonian church as his crown of boasting, which would be evident at Jesus’s coming. The reference to a “crown” carries the image of a laurel wreath worn on the head in reward for victory at a Greek athletic contest.
2:19–20 Presenting his converts to Jesus at the second coming is an integral part of Paul’s Christian hope. crown. Crowns or wreaths were given to winning athletes.
2:19, 20 In spite of persecution and satanic opposition, Paul looked beyond the present trials (2 Cor. 4:16–18) to the joy of being in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and being…
View original post 9,299 more words