2:19 at his coming. The Greek word parousia (“coming”) is used for the Second Coming of Christ six times in the Thessalonian correspondence (see also 3:13; 4:15; 5:23; 2 Thess. 2:1, 8). Paul’s only other use of the term in this sense is in 1 Cor. 15:23. Christ’s coming is presented as the time when the outcome of our works of faith is disclosed. Paul’s joy and crown at that day will be his beloved spiritual children, those converted under his ministry (2 Cor. 1:14; Phil. 2:16).