I. His Consolation of the Thessalonians, undergoing persecutions, chapter 1.
II. Instruction concerning the coming of the Lord, and the signs preceding it, and the seduction to be avoided, chapters 2:1-3:5: in which:
1. He teaches that the coming of Christ is not closer than the revelation of Antichrist, and exhorts to constancy in the faith: chapter 2.
2. He prays for deliverance from unreasonable men: chapter 3:1-5.
III. An Admonition concerning the avoidance of brethren walking disorderly, chapter 3:6-18.