Chapter # 5 Paragraph # 2 Study # 1
March 1, 2015
Dayton, Texas
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<117> Thesis: Take whatever action is required when a fellow believer strays. Introduction: As we have progressed through 1 Thessalonians, we have taken note of just how critical it is for a believer to be solidly confident in what the Lord has revealed regarding what He is doing and what He plans to do. In our last study I argued that Paul was so intent upon establishing a pre-tribulational Rapture as "The Hope" upon which our lives are to be based that he actually said, in effect, that we were going to participate in that hope without regard for how well we respond to the summons of God to walk with Him. It is only by eliminating our grasp of the impact of the actions that we take that we can be firmly established in this hope, just as Paul said in Romans 4:16 (" the end that the promise might be sure...). This evening we are going to look into another aspect of this idea of being firmly grounded in a particular belief.