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THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL
TO THE
THESSALONIANS

OUTLINE

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  1. Introduction -- 1:1
  2. The content -- a holy life for the church -- 1:2--5:24
    1. Its structure -- 1:2-3
    2. Its origination -- 1:4-10
    3. Its fostering -- 2:1-20
      1. The care of a nursing mother and an exhorting father -- vv.1-12
      2. The reward of such care -- vv.13-20
    4. Its establishing -- 3:1-13
      1. Encouragement for faith and love -- vv.1-12
      2. Encouragement with hope -- v.13
    5. Its exhortation -- 4:1-12
      1. Sanctification versus fornication -- vv.1-8
      2. Brotherly love -- vv.9-10
      3. A becoming walk -- vv.11-12
    6. Its hope -- 4:13-18
      1. For the dead believers -- vv.13-14
      2. For the living and remaining believers -- vv.15-18
    7. Its watchfulness and soberness -- 5:1-11
      1. The day of the Lord coming like a thief -- vv.1-3
      2. The safeguard of faith, love, and hope -- vv.4-11
    8. Its cooperation -- 5:12-24
      1. The believers' cooperation -- living a spiritual and holy life -- vv.12-22
      2. God's operation -- sanctifying and preserving the believers -- vv.23-24
  3. Conclusion -- 5:25-28

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