157: Establishment of the Church (New Testament Lesson 31)

“And So Were the Churches Established in the Faith”


This lesson covers the first two missions of the Church: perfecting the Saints and proclaiming the gospel. Paul’s preaching and letters provide a model for how to share the gospel and support members of the community.

Class Member Reading: Acts 15:36–18:22; 1 and 2 Thessalonians

Additional Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:4–5, 10–13; Bible Dictionary, “Pauline Epistles: Epistles to the Thessalonians,” 743.

Scripture Chain: 1 Thessalonians 2:1–12; 2 Corinthians 4:5; D&C 4:1–7; D&C 38:41; D&C 88:81; D&C 123:12–14


You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).



Friendship, A Gospel Principle, Elder Marlin Jensen 

Paul’s Missionary Journeys

The “Ye are gods” poem Paul references 

ESV Study Bible 

Harper Collins Study Bible

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