Chapter # 5 Paragraph # 3 Study # 2
March 22, 2015
Dayton, Texas
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<123> Thesis: The Church's oversight includes the individual's "responses" and "pursuits". Introduction: In our last study we saw that Paul laid out the Church's basic agenda: oversee all three areas of "the brethren's" lives. This includes confronting those whose "spirits" are pressing a false agenda; exposing the "myths" that are involved when a person is "small of soul"; and empowering those who are ill to respond to the decay of their bodies without letting the illness blur the lines of relationship between them and God. All of this is to be done with "longsuffering". This evening we are going to turn to the next of Paul's "summonses". This is also a call for the Church to be responsible, but it has a very specific focus: the person's true interests and the tendency to lose sight of those interests when subjected to a true "evil".