This second letter is in response to the report brought to Apostle Paul. The bearer of the first Epistle to the Thessalonians brought Paul word concerning the spiritual growth of the believers there.
Paul was greatly comforted by the report. In addition, the report to the Apostle indicated that erroneous teaching, purporting to come from Paul had reached Thessalonica either through a forged letter or through oral and written report of his teaching. Some held that the tribulation and persecution of the Day of the LORD and consequently that they had, missed either the translation or Paul had been wrong in his teaching – see Chapter 4:13-5:10
Paul writes this second epistle to commend them for their spiritual growth, to comfort them in their persecution, to correct their misinformation and misapprehension concerning the day of the LORD and to correct disorderliness in the church-see Chapter 3:6-15.
THE OUTLINE OF THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS INTRODUCTION-CHAPTER 1:1-12
INTRODUCTION OF THE THESSALONIAN BELIEVERS-CHAPTER 2:1-17
The correction of a misconception-Chapter 2:1-2
The Revelation of the man sin-Chapter 2:3-10 His character-Chapter 2:3-5.
His restrainer-Chapter 2:6-7
His ministry-Chapter 2:8-10
The judgment of the unbeliever-Chapter 2:11-12.
The Thanksgiving and prayer-Chapter 2:13-17.
INJUNCTION TO THE THESSALONIAN BELIEVERS-CHAPTER 3:1-16
The call to prayer-Chapter 3:1-5
The commands concerning discipline in the Assembly-Chapter 3:6-15
The concluding prayer-Chapter 3:16.