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2 Thessalonians 3:1-5

But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5
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Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you,
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and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.
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But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.
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And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command.
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May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

  1. Why did Paul want them to pray for him?
    2 Thessalonians 3:1
    Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you,
  2. Who did he want to be delivered from?
    2 Thessalonians 3:2
    and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.
  3. What do not all men have?
    2 Thessalonians 3:2
    and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.
  4. Who is faithful?
    2 Thessalonians 3:2
    and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.
  5. Who will He guard us from?
    2 Thessalonians 3:2
    and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.
  6. What confidence did Paul have?
    2 Thessalonians 3:4
    And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command.
  7. What did Paul want the Lord to direct their hearts into?
    2 Thessalonians 3:5
    May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

2 Thessalonians 3:6-9

But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us

2 Thessalonians 3:6-9
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Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.
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For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you,
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nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you.
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It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate.

  1. Who are we to withdraw from?
    2 Thessalonians 3:6
    Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.
  2. Who should we follow?
    2 Thessalonians 3:7
    For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you,
  3. How had Paul not lived among them?
    2 Thessalonians 3:7
    For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you,
  4. What did he not eat?
    2 Thessalonians 3:8
    nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you.
  5. Why did he work night and day?
    2 Thessalonians 3:8
    nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you.
  6. Did Paul have authority (the right) to be paid for preaching the gospel?
    2 Thessalonians 3:9
    It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate.
  7. Why did he not use that right?
    2 Thessalonians 3:9
    It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate.

2 Thessalonians 3:10-12

For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat

2 Thessalonians 3:10-12
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For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
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For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.
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Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.

  1. What had Paul commanded them?
    2 Thessalonians 3:10
    For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
  2. What had Paul heard about some of them?
    2 Thessalonians 3:11
    For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.
  3. What did he command and exhort them to do?
    2 Thessalonians 3:12
    Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.

2 Thessalonians 3:13-15

And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed

2 Thessalonians 3:13-15
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As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
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If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.
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Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.

  1. In what are we not to grow weary?
    2 Thessalonians 3:13
    As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
  2. If anyone does not obey the word in this letter (epistle), what are we not to do?
    2 Thessalonians 3:14
    If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.
  3. Why are we not to keep company with them?
    2 Thessalonians 3:14
    If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.
  4. How are we not to count them?
    2 Thessalonians 3:15
    Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.
  5. How are we to admonish them?
    2 Thessalonians 3:15
    Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.

2 Thessalonians 3:16-18

The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle; so I write

2 Thessalonians 3:16-18
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Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.
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I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. This is the sign of genuineness in every letter of mine; it is the way I write.
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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

  1. How did Paul want the Lord to be with them?
    2 Thessalonians 3:16
    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.
  2. Who was this salutation from?
    2 Thessalonians 3:17
    I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. This is the sign of genuineness in every letter of mine; it is the way I write.
  3. How did Paul close this letter?
    2 Thessalonians 3:18
    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
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