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FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

Topic: 2 Thessalonians Chapter One: Message Outlines

2 Thess 1:3-4 (4)

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Chapter # 1 Paragraph # 2 Study # 4
August 9, 2015
Dayton, Texas
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Thesis:"Boasting" is clearly a legitimate activity when the foundations are located in God's works.

Introduction:We have seen that the Thessalonians were growing in an extraordinary way by the grace of God. We have seen from 1 Thessalonians 3:8 that Paul had invested a lot of his "life" in the Thessalonians and how they responded to their Gospel-induced difficulties. Thus, as we move on into what Paul was saying to them in verse four of our text, it is significant that he brings his response to their response into the picture. Our questions are two: what is "boasting" and why did Paul bring it up?


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