Chapter # 2 Paragraph # 3 Study # 1
February 7, 2015
Humble, Texas
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<053> Thesis:   Beneath the themes of decision-making and the use of power are the constant affirmations of genuinely beneficent motivation. Introduction:   At the end of the paragraph in which Paul determined to focus upon how much grace God had extended to the Thessalonians, he summoned them to steadfastness as a function of real faith and hope. In the brief paragraph by which he brought the issues of the chapter to a conclusion we find a kind of benediction expressed in a hopeful wish from the apostle. He hopes for even more grace from the Lord and the Father. If he gets his wish, the Thessalonians will be even more invested in the truths of the Gospel than they have been to this point. Thus, this evening we are going to look into the foundations of Paul's expressed wishes.