Talking Scripture
Talking Scripture
Oct 15, 2019
Ep 5 | 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Come Follow Me 2019 (Oct 21-27)
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Can Paul be right about things pertaining to the Second Coming but be off on his timing? What are some ways we can use these texts to teach others that have relevance today? Why should we study these two letters? How are they similar and how are they different?
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