Chapter # 3 Paragraph # 2 Study # 4
April 10, 2015
Humble, Texas
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<069> Thesis:   Brethren are not to let the pressures get to them so that they cease their service to the Father. Introduction:   As we have seen in our studies of this final issue of Paul's clarification of The Blessed Hope, one of the large factors in losing hope is, actually, the behavior of other Christians. Under the general theses that "leaven leavens" and that "Hope is critical", Paul addresses what Christians are to do when "brethren" decide to jettison "faith" and "hope", having already jettisoned "love". In a word, they are to remove themselves from close association with those who have made those decisions, even though they are members of the same family.