Chapter # 2 Paragraph # 2 Study # 4
January 31, 2015
Humble, Texas
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<051> Thesis:   There is a critical need to "believe" and "function" by biblical "traditions". Introduction:   As a contrast to those who have no use for the truth and take delight in obtaining their goals without regard for who gets hurt in the process, Paul addresses the "elect" Thessalonians in regard to their own status as the "beloved of the Lord". They were chosen from the beginning unto "salvation"; they were called "through Paul's Gospel" unto the acquisition of the glory of our Lord, Jesus Christ; and they are now in the cross hairs of Satan's opposition. Because they have become targets, with both the "objectives" (loves) and the "methods" (faith) as the primary elements of being targeted, they have a need: to remain convinced of the Truth. Thus, our study this evening is a consideration of Paul's exhortation.