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1 Thessalonians : Word List

AD ~ AD 50 means 50 years after Jesus came, and so on.

angel ~ a *spirit. Good angels come from God’s home above the earth. They are God’s servants and they bring messages from God to people.

being ~ a person or an animal that is alive.

believer ~ a person who knows and accepts Christ.

breastplate ~ a big metal plate that a soldier wore over the front of his body.

crown ~ a special kind of hat that people gave to winners then.

heaven ~ the place beyond the earth where God and Jesus Christ live.

Jew ~ a person who is born from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their children.

look after ~ to give help to someone and to supply what someone or something needs.

Lord ~ master; another name for God or Jesus, which means that he is greater than everyone else.

nation ~ people who live together in the same country.

prophet ~ someone who speaks God’s messages.

punish ~ to hurt someone, or to cause trouble for them, because they have done bad things.

Satan ~ another name for the Devil. He is the bad *spirit who is the enemy of God. He is the ruler of bad *angels and of all that is bad. He is the enemy of Christians.

sin ~ what you do when you do not obey God.

soul ~ a part of a person that we cannot see. Our soul is in us while we are alive. It continues to live after we die.

spirit ~ a *being that is always alive, even without a body. There are good spirits, like God’s Spirit and his *angels. And there are bad spirits, like *Satan and his *angels. A person’s spirit is the part of them that will always be alive. It will be alive even after their body is dead. God can speak to our spirit.

trumpet ~ a metal pipe with a wide end. People use their mouths to make music with it.

worship ~ to tell someone that they are very great and that you love them; to love and thank someone (God) more than anyone else.

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