Are you sure? Sure, I'm sure!
Previous articleBack to Table of ContentsNext article

FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

Topic: 1 Thessalonians Chapter Three: Message Outlines

1 Thess 3:6-10 (2)

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Chapter # 3 Paragraph # 2 Study # 2
September 28, 2014
Dayton, Texas
(Download Audio)

(075)

Thesis:Our relationship with God is significantly tied to our gratitude to God as we face the ups and downs of our experience in this world.

Introduction:Last time we looked into the fact that Paul clearly understood the fact that "Life" has two "source-strands"; a vertical one which is primary, and a horizontal one which is secondary. We also saw that, just because the horizontal one is "secondary", is no reason to be hesitant about making a significant commitment of our "souls" to each other. In fact, we might argue that a lack of willingness to make significant commitments to others reveals a "faith" that is "lacking" in respect to the primary strand. Our vertical strand is sufficient to give us "Life" as long as it is "healthy" in respect to "faith". In 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 Paul described his "Life" experience as he pursued both "source-strands". It is not a description that has as great appeal as "The Hope", but it is a description of reality until "The Hope" arrives.

This evening we are going to look at how Paul balanced the "source-strands" in his own "faith-walk".


(return to the top of the article)

Previous articleBack to Table of ContentsNext article
This is article #076.
If you wish, you may contact Darrel as darrelcline at this site.