Chapter # 3 Paragraph # 1 Study # 3
September 7, 2014
Dayton, Texas
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<071> Thesis: Being subjected to significant difficulties is not only an integrated part of "believing", it is an integrated part of God's mechanism of sanctification. Introduction: There is a very significant reason for Paul's deep concern for the condition of the Thessalonians' "faith" in the context of having to "suffer" because of it. It boils down to two things: the reality that makes "suffering" an inescapable necessity; and what will happen to them if they jettison it. This evening we are going to look into these two issues.