Chapter # 1 Paragraph # 2 Study # 2
July 19, 2015
Dayton, Texas
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<007> Thesis: The "growth" of faith is the result of a significant work of God within the mind/heart complex of the one who "believes". Introduction: In our study last week we looked into the "obligation" that grace imposes upon those who are recipients of its goodness. We saw that grace does not remove "obligation"; it satisfies it in a substitutionary way. God does for the needy what His character demands from the needy so that the "obligation" is met by the divine input. Paul's "gratitude" was not a "laborious" effort; it was the expression of a heart changed by God to recognize the blessedness of being a recipient of the grace of God. This evening we are going to look into at least a part of the basis for Paul's gratitude: the "super growth" of the faith of the Thessalonians.