Chapter # 5 Paragraph # 4 Study # 3
May 3, 2015
Dayton, Texas
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<135> Thesis: The God of the Peace is the Fundamental Object of our Hope. Introduction: In our last study I argued that there is a definitive theological backdrop presented in 5:23 as the explanation for Paul's "wishes" as they are addressed toward The God of The Peace. Paul wants the Thessalonians to be "sanctified" in an on-going, through-life, kind of way that will result in a particular "end" that God has established. He also wants a "preservation" of something that will result in a specific "inheritance" when Jesus returns to establish His Kingdom. This evening there are two questions before us: Who is the Primary Actor, and What are the primary activities?