|Staying in the Word|
Chapter Two, Lesson One
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Bold in Christ
V. 1 ** In verse five of this 2nd chapter, we will see Paul call on God Himself to be a witness to the type of testimony he had before the Thessalonians. For today, upon whom does Paul call to verify the effectiveness of his evangelism?
** With that definition established in our thinking, how did the Thessalonians know about Paul's effective evangelism?
** According to verse one, how effective was Paul's impact upon those who lived in Thessalonica?
V. 2 ** Paul will often use contrasts to make his point. Having established the joy of his effective evangelism in the minds of the Thessalonians, what does he now contrast it with in verse two?
** Is Paul referring to just a little suffering?
** Did all of that suffering in Philippi take the wind out of Paul's sail? Did he start to water down the message of God's saving gospel?