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2 Thessalonians Chapter 3:1-5

But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5
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Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you,
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and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.
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But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.
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And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we command you.
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Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.
  1. Why did Paul want them to pray for him?
    2 Thessalonians 3:1
    Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you,
  2. Who did he want to be delivered from?
    2 Thessalonians 3:2
    and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.
  3. What do not all men have?
    2 Thessalonians 3:2
    and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.
  4. Who is faithful?
    2 Thessalonians 3:2
    and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.
  5. Who will He guard us from?
    2 Thessalonians 3:2
    and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.
  6. What confidence did Paul have?
    2 Thessalonians 3:4
    And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we command you.
  7. What did Paul want the Lord to direct their hearts into?
    2 Thessalonians 3:5
    Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 3:6-9

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 Thessalonians 3:6-9
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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.
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For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you;
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nor did we eat anyone's bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you,
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not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us.
  1. Who are we to withdraw from?
    2 Thessalonians 3:6
    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. Who should we follow?
    2 Thessalonians 3:7
    For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you;
  3. How had Paul not lived among them?
    2 Thessalonians 3:7
    For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you;
  4. What did he not eat?
    2 Thessalonians 3:8
    nor did we eat anyone's bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil 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 free of charge, but worked with labor and toil 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
    not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us.
  7. Why did he not use that right?
    2 Thessalonians 3:9
    not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 3:10-12

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 Thessalonians 3:10-12
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For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.
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For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies.
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Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.
  1. What had Paul commanded them?
    2 Thessalonians 3:10
    For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.
  2. What had Paul heard about some of them?
    2 Thessalonians 3:11
    For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies.
  3. What did he command and exhort them to do?
    2 Thessalonians 3:12
    Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 3:13-15

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.Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.

2 Thessalonians 3:13-15
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But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.
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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.
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Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
  1. In what are we not to grow weary?
    2 Thessalonians 3:13
    But as for you, brethren, 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
    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.
  3. Why are we not to keep company with them?
    2 Thessalonians 3:14
    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.
  4. How are we not to count them?
    2 Thessalonians 3:15
    Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
  5. How are we to admonish them?
    2 Thessalonians 3:15
    Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 3:16-18

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.

2 Thessalonians 3:16-18
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Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.
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The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle; so I write.
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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
  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 always in every way. The Lord be with you all.
  2. Who was this salutation from?
    2 Thessalonians 3:17
    The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle; so I write.
  3. How did Paul close this letter?
    2 Thessalonians 3:18
    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.