In this conversation, Michael and Dr. Weima talk about:
- Paul’s missionary history & his time in Thessalonica
- Paul’s legal history
- Christology in 1 Thessalonians
- Trinitarian theology in 1 Thessalonians
- Paul’s defense of his integrity
- Persecution of the church
- Sanctification: in your sexual life, the way you treat fellow believers, etc.
- End times: the return of Christ
- Facing suffering and opposition
- Paul’s encouragement to be holy
- The empowerment of the Holy Spirit to live a sanctified life.
- The Day of the Lord
- The rapture
- A Biblical perspective on work
“When the world can’t see a difference between those inside and those outside the Church, we’re not living up to our calling to be distinctive, set apart, holy.”
1 Thessalonians 3:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:6-8, 1 Thessalonians 1:9, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:4, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:10
About Dr. Jeffrey Weima
Dr. Jeffrey Weima is Professor of New Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary, where he has taught for 28 years. He is a sought-after speaker who is able to communicate well the truths of the Bible in an interesting, contemporary and practical manner. Jeff has published five books thus far: Neglected Endings: The Significance of the Pauline Letter Closings (Sheffield 1994); An Annotated Bibliography of 1 and 2 Thessalonians (Brill 1998); two commentaries on 1 & 2 Thessalonians–one brief (Zondervan 2002) and the other extensive (Baker 2014); and Paul the Ancient Letter Writer: An Introduction to Epistolary Analysis (Baker 2016). His sixth book, The Sermons to the Seven Churches of Revelation: A Commentary & Guide, will appear in print this summer (Baker 2021). Jeff is also the author of numerous scholarly articles, academic essays and book reviews. He is an active member of several academic societies, lectures in countries all over the world, leads biblical study tours to Greece, Turkey, Israel/Jordan, and Italy, conducts intensive preaching seminars for pastors, and preaches/speaks widely in churches in both the USA and Canada.
Jeff and his wife, Bernice, have been married for 37 years. They have four children and eight very cute grandkids.