What will happen when Jesus Christ comes?

EasyEnglish questions (2800 word vocabulary) on Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians

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Questions by G. Hibbs on the Bible version by Ian Mackervoy

A word list at the end explains words with a *star by them.

 

About These Questions

These are questions on the biblical text of 1 Thessalonians. Click here to find an EasyEnglish translation of 1 Thessalonians.

We hope that these questions will help you to understand the text. We also want to help you use the text in real life. These questions are not examination questions with right or wrong answers.

Chapter 1

1:1 From whom is this letter? To whom is the letter? What is the prayer?

1:2 What do the writers say that they always do? What do you think about that?

1:3 What do the writers speak about? What things do they remember? What will you do because you know that?

1:4 What things do ‘we know’? What do you think about that?

1:5 What things do you learn about the good news? What do you learn about the writers? What do you think about all that?

1:6 What had the Christians done? Why had they done that? Make a list of the results. What do you think about all that?

1:7 What had happened? Who might have benefited?

1:8 What happened? Where had people heard about these Christians? What was it that they had heard? What will you do because you know about that?

1:9 What things did the people speak about? What changes had happened? What do you think about all that?

1:10 For whom were they waiting? Who is that? What does he do?

Chapter 2

2:1 What did those people know? Who were the people that knew it?

2:2 What had happened before? What had God done? What was the result of that?

2:3 What things do you learn about their appeal? What do you think about all that? Why might that have been important?

2:4 How did the writers ‘always speak’? What were the reasons for that? What had God done for the writers? What do you think that ‘try to please’ means here? What will you do because you know that?

2:5 What did the writers say that they never did? What was not a reason for their actions? Who was the witness of those things?

2:6 What did the writers not try to do? What might they have done? What do you think about all that?

2:7 How did the writers say that they behaved? What will be different because you know about that?

2:8 What did the writers desire? What did they share? What did they also give? What will you do because you know about that?

2:9 What should the original readers remember? What did the writers do as they told ‘the good news from God’? Why did they do that? What do you think about all that?

2:10 What things did the readers know? What do you think about all that?

2:11 How had the writers dealt with each of them? What do you think about that?

2:12 What did the writers aim to achieve by their efforts? What things had they done? Why had they done that? What do you think about all that?

2:13 Why did the writers continue to thank God all the time? What is the message that the writers had told to the original readers? What is God doing? What do you think about all that?

2:14 How did the writers describe the relations that they had with the original readers? How did the readers change? How did they suffer? What will you do because you know about that?

2:15 What things had the *Jews done? What were the results of what they had done? What do you think about all that?

2:16 What did the *Jews try to do? What was the result of that? What do you think about all that? What will you do because you know that?

2:17 What things had happened? What had the writers tried to do? What do you think about that?

2:18 What had happened? What do you think about that?

2:19 What will happen? When will it happen? What do you think about that?

2:20 What might this mean? What do you think about that?

Chapter 3

3:1 What happened? What do you think about that?

3:2 Who sent Timothy? (Look at 1 Thessalonians 1:1 also.) What do you learn about Timothy? Why had they sent him? What do you think about all that?

3:3 Of what had the writers been afraid? What did the readers know? What will you do because you know that?

3:4 About what had the writers warned the readers? What had happened? What do you think about that?

3:5 Why could Paul not wait for a longer time? (Look at verse 4 also.) What did he do? Make a list of the reasons why he did that. What do you think about all that?

3:6 What things happened? What kind of report did Timothy bring? What parts of Timothy’s report would have made Paul glad?

3:7 What do you know about the writers’ circumstances? What happened because of the news that Timothy brought back? What do you think about that?

3:8 What has changed? What do you think about that?

3:9 What can the writers not do? What do they do? What helps them to do that? What do you think about that?

3:10 What do the writers do? What do they want to teach? About what might that have been?

3:11 Use your own words to express this prayer. What do you learn about how the writers consider God? What do you think about that?

3:12 What is the prayer? What might be different if God answered that prayer in your *community?

3:13 Make a list of the results that the writers expect. (Look at verse 12 also.) What must they be ‘holy and ready for’? What do you think about that?

Chapter 4

4:1 What had the ‘brothers and sisters’ learned? What had they been doing? What did the writers ‘ask and urge’ them to do? What was the basic reason for that?

4:2 What did the readers know? Where had those instructions come from?

4:3 What does God want? What do you learn about sex? What will you do because you know that?

4:4 What should each person know? Why might people need to ‘rule’ their body?

4:5 What should they not allow? Why?

4:6 What things does the writer warn about? Why might that have been necessary? What do you think about all this? What will you do because you know that?

4:7 What does God want? What do you think about that?

4:8 What will happen if the readers ‘refuse this teaching’? Why would they want to do what the writers propose? From whom might the readers receive help?

4:9 About what do the writers not need to write? Why is that? What will you do because you know that?

4:10 What ‘is a fact’? What do the writers urge the readers to do? What do you think about that?

4:11 What should the readers try hard to do? What should they do to get funds for that? What might you do about that?

4:12 Make a list of the results. How would the readers earn those results? (Look at verse 11 also.)

4:13 About what truth did the writers want them to know? What would be the result of that knowledge? What do you think about that?

4:14 Make a list of the things that ‘we believe’. What does that mean for you and for your family?

4:15 What has the *Lord told us? What do you think about that?

4:16 Make a list of the things that will happen. Describe what might happen in your *community at that time.

4:17 Make a list of the things will happen after that. Use your own words to express this. What might that experience be like?

4:18 What must we do? How will you do that? With whom will you do it?

Chapter 5

5:1 What do the writers not need to do?

5:2 What do the first readers know? What do you think about that?

5:3 What things do you learn about that ‘day’? (Look at verse 2 also.) What would people say? What would happen to them? What would the experience be like? What do you think about all that?

5:4 What was different for the people who first read this letter? (Look at verse 3 also.) What should not happen? What do you think about that?

5:5 Why should ‘you’ not be surprised? (Look at verse 4 also.) How are ‘we’ different from other people? What difference might that make?

5:6 So, what will be different? What sort of results will there be? Compare ‘ourselves’ with ‘those’. What do you think about all that?

5:7 What happens ‘at night’? What do you think about that?

5:8 Who are ‘we’? How must ‘we’ be? How should ‘our *faith and love’ help us? How should ‘our hope’ help us? What do you think about those things?

5:9 What did God ‘not choose’? What did he choose for us? What do you think about all that?

5:10 Why did Jesus die? What do you learn about that? What do you think about all that?

5:11 What must the readers do? In what way should they do it? What will you do because you know that?

5:12 What do the writers request? Why? What will you do because you know that?

5:13 How should we behave towards our leaders? How should we live ‘with each other’? What will you do because you know all that?

5:14 Whom do the writers urge the readers to warn? Whom must they help? How should we be ‘with all people’? Why might the writers teach those things?

5:15 What must ‘you’ not do? What should ‘you’ aim to do? What will you do because you know these things?

5:16 What should you do always? How might that happen? What might be the result?

5:17 What must you do? What do you think about that?

5:18 What must you do ‘no matter what happens’? Why? What do you think about all that?

5:19 What should you not do? What will you do?

5:20 What should you not do? What will be different when you follow these instructions?

5:21 What must you do? What will be different when you do this?

5:22 What should you do? What will you do?

5:23 Make a list of the writers’ requests to God. What things will be different as a result? What will you do because you know that?

5:24 What has God done? What will he do? (Look at verse 23 also.) Why?

5:25 What should the readers do? What will you do?

5:26 What is the instruction? What difference might that make?

5:27 What does the writer urge? What difference might that make?

5:28 What is the prayer? What difference will his ‘*grace’ make?

Word List

community ~ all the people that live in a particular small area.

faith ~ trust in someone or something; belief and trust in God and in Jesus Christ his Son.

grace ~ God’s generous free gift; God’s love that people do not deserve and cannot earn.

Jews ~ people who were born from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their children.

Lord ~ a title for God (or Jesus) to show that he is over all people and things.

 

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This publication is written in EasyEnglish Level B (2800 words).

July 2006

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