V. Outline

V. Outline

  1. Greeting (1:1)
  2. Recalling the Past (1:2-3:10)
    1. Thanksgiving (1:2-10)
      1. Thanksgiving Prayer (1:2-3)
      2. Thanksgiving for the Effectiveness of the Gospel (1:4-10)
    2. The Apostles' Behaviour (2:1-12)
      1. Motives and Conduct (2:1-6)
      2. Example (2:7-12)
    3. Further Thanksgiving (2:13-16)
    4. A Desired Visit (2:17-3:10)
      1. Desire to see spiritual children (2:17-20)
      2. Timothy's mission (3:1-5)
      3. Timothy's report (3:6-10)
  3. First Prayer (3:11-13)
  4. Exhortations (4:1-5:22)
    1. On Spiritual Growth (4:1-12)
      1. General exhortations to growth (4:1-2)
      2. Holiness and sexuality (4:3-8)
      3. Love in action (4:9-12)
    2. On the Coming of the Lord (4:13-5:11)
      1. The dead in Christ (4:13-15)
      2. The coming of the Lord (4:16-18)
      3. The Day of the Lord (5:1-5)
      4. Watchfulness and armor (5:6-10)
      5. Pastoral summary (5:11)
    3. On Life in the Church (5:12-22)
      1. Respect for leaders (5:12-15)
      2. Principles of life in the Spirit (5:16-22)
  5. Second Prayer (5:23-24)
  6. Closing Remarks (5:25-28)