Chapter # 3 Paragraph # 1 Study # 1
August 24, 2014
Dayton, Texas
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<067> Thesis: The problem for "new" believers is urgent: there is a period between "belief" and being established in "faith" where persecution can have a disastrous impact. Introduction: As we begin a new paragraph in Paul's letter, we cannot help but be aware that he is continuing his theme of "powerful" commitment to the Thessalonians. This evening we are going to look into at least one aspect of this commitment: What is the essence of Paul's concern?