When people think of “the Wicked One,” they often imagine a devilish figure with horns and a pitchfork. What larger understanding does the concept of “the Wicked One” represent? How do you define evil? How do you see evil in the world today? Have you experienced God’s love overcoming evil?
Do you ever find yourself wondering if you somehow missed God’s call? How can you reconnect with the Holy Spirit in your life?
Some members of the Thessalonian church were upset because people were saying that Christ had already come back again and that they had missed out on this event. The purpose of this letter was to reassure them that they would recognize Christ’s return and to encourage them to keep working for the glory of God.