Words of Encouragement While Awaiting the Lord’s Return

Comments on 1 and 2 Thessalonians

by E. Richard Pigeon Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/16/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781664234796

About the Book

The apostle Paul always gave thanks to God for all the believers in Thessalonica, mentioning them in his prayers. He remembered their work of faith, their labor of love, and their steadfastness of hope in the Lord Jesus. His two letters are meant to encourage them to progress even more in a life pleasing to God.

In these letters, the teachings on the Lord’s return, first to take His Church and then to reign, are presented with great clarity. They were meant to comfort those dear believers in Thessalonica, to remove their fears, and to resolve their doubts. We will also find much encouragement ourselves in carefully reading these two letters. The exhortations to lead an orderly life, to live quietly, and to encourage and edify one another are more relevant today than ever. They help us, while waiting for the return of the Lord, “to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls us into His own kingdom and glory.”

The purpose of these Words of Encouragement is to help readers find personal encouragement in Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians and in the commentaries on each verse. This book is meant to stimulate us in our work of faith, our labor of love, and our steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. May we persevere in our Christian journey until the Lord’s return. He is coming soon!

About the Author

RICHARD PIGEON, Ph.D. in Education, was the founder and co-editor for many years of L’Étoile du Matin (The Morning Star), a quarterly Christian publication in French. Richard spent his professional career in the fields of teaching and adult learning and development. Additionally, he invested much of his free time over the last four decades leading young adult meetings and home Bible studies, as well as teaching the Word of God in his local church.

His Dictionnaire du Nouveau Testament was published in France by Éditions Bibles et Publications Chrétiennes in 2008. He is also the author of the AMG’s Comprehensive Dictionary of New Testament Words (2014), the Pequeno Diccionario de las Palabras del Nuevo Testamento (2015, also with AMG Publishers), and the AMG’s Comprehensive Dictionary of Old Testament Words (2016). Earlier versions of these Words of Encouragement were published in French and in Italian.

He expressess his gratitude to Gretchen S. Lebrun who has collaborated in the revision of these Words of Encouragement as well as in the Comprehensive Dictionaries of New Testament and Old Testament Words. Gretchen’s judicious advice has always been well received and contributed to adding value to the present book and other works in the past.