When will the *Lord come?

EasyEnglish questions (2800 word vocabulary) on Paul’s second 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 2 Thessalonians. Click here to find an EasyEnglish translation of 2 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 Who are the writers? What do you learn about those people who first read it? What do you think about all that?

1:2 To whom is the prayer? For what is the prayer? What difference will that make for you?

1:3 What do the writers say that the readers must do? Make a list of the reasons why they should do that. What experiences have you had with *faith? What experiences have you had with love towards other people?

1:4 What do you learn about when you can be ‘proud’? Where do the writers express that kind of pride? How do they express it? What might be the result?

1:5 What do you learn about God’s judgement? What are you able to do? What was the readers’ experience at the time? (Look at verse 4 also.)

1:6 What will God do? What is the writers’ opinion about that? What do you think about that?

1:7 What will God do for the readers and writers? When will that happen? What might be different when that happens?

1:8 Make a list of the kinds of people that God will punish. What is the difference between the groups? What will you do because you know that?

1:9 Make a list of the things that God will do. What will you do because you know that?

1:10 Make a list of the things that will happen ‘when Jesus comes’. What will you do? What do you think about all that?

1:11 Make a list of the things that the writers pray. What else do you learn about prayer? What will you do because you know that?

1:12 What is ‘this way’? (Look at verse 11 also.) What do you learn about *glory? What do you learn about Jesus and about God?

Chapter 2

2:1 Why should the *brothers and *sisters not worry? What will happen?

2:2 Make a list of the things that people may do. What must you not do? Why might you be confused? What do you think about all that?

2:3 What should you not do? (Look at verse 2 also.) What will happen ‘before that day’? What else will happen? What do you think about all that?

2:4 Make a list of the things that you learn about ‘this man’. (Look at verse 3 also.) What will you do because you know all this?

2:5 What has happened before? What do you think about that?

2:6 What do the original readers know? What will happen?

2:7 What is happening? What will happen? What will be different because you know that?

2:8 What will happen? What will be different because you know that?

2:9 Make a list of the things that you learn about ‘that wicked man’. What will be different because you know that?

2:10 Make a list of the things that will happen. What is the relationship between those events? What will you do because you know that?

2:11 What does God do? What do you think about that?

2:12 What have ‘some people’ done? What will God do? What will you do because you know this?

2:13 What must the writers ‘always do’? Why do they want to do that? How does God ‘save you’? What are the differences between ‘God’ and ‘the *Lord’ and ‘the Holy Spirit’?

2:14 How did God work? What does he call ‘you’ to do? What do you think about that?

2:15 Make a list of the things that the first readers must do. What will you do because you know this?

2:16 Whom are the writers asking to help the readers? What has God already done to help them? What will you do because you know that?

2:17 Make a list of the requests that the writers make to God. Whom do you know that might need these things? What will you do because you know that?

Chapter 3

3:1 What do the writers want the original readers to do for them? What matters do the writers ask them to pray about? When the *Lord answers those prayers, what will happen? What will you do because you know that?

3:2 What else do the writers ask those readers to pray about? What do you learn about some people? What experiences have you had with people like that?

3:3 What does the *Lord do? What will he do for the readers? What will you do because you know these things?

3:4 About what are the writers sure? What will be different because you know that?

3:5 Make a list of what the writers ask God to do. When he does that, what will you know about God? And what will you know about Christ? How will you be different because of that?

3:6 What must the Christians do? What is the problem? Why should Christians do that? What will you do because you know that?

3:7 What do the original readers know? How should they live? What will you do because you know that?

3:8 Who had paid for the writers’ food when they were in Thessalonica? From where had the money come? What had the writers done? What will you do because you know that?

3:9 What do you learn about the writers’ behaviour? What will you do because you know that?

3:10 What had the writers done? What will you do because you know that?

3:11 What do the writers hear? How does the problem show itself? What will you do because you know that?

3:12 What do the writers ‘urge’? (Look at verse 11 also.) From whom do they have authority for that? What should the lazy people do?

3:13 What should the readers not do? What will you do because you know about that?

3:14 What will perhaps happen? How should you behave towards such people? Why is that? What do you think about all that?

3:15 What should you not do? What should you do? How would you do that? How would that be different?

3:16 For what does Paul pray? What will be different when the *Lord answers this prayer? What do you learn about ‘his *peace’? What do you think about that?

3:17 What do you learn about Paul? To whom might you write?

3:18 What is the prayer? Whom does it include? What will you do to learn more about that ‘*grace’?

Word List

brothers ~ other men that are Christians and that believe in the *Lord Jesus Christ.

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

glory ~ great honour and beauty.

grace ~ God’s kindness to us when he saves us and helps us; God’s love that people do not deserve and cannot earn.

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

peace ~ when we have no troubles in our mind or spirit; when every part of us is working as it should.

sisters ~ other women that are Christians and that believe in the *Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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

July 2006

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