Category Archives: 2 Thessalonians

We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus

For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. … From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

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Your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, your endurance inspired by hope

Since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

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Our citizenship is in heaven

We eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

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May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance

Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps. … Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. … A person’s steps … Continue reading

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The righteous stand firm forever

Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. … Stand firm, and you will win life. … Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in … Continue reading

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Deliver us from the evil one

My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your … Continue reading

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The Father, through the sanctifying Spirit, for obedience to Jesus

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called you … Continue reading

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Those who suffer he delivers in their suffering

It has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him. … I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, … Continue reading

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We have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way

For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. … Continue reading

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The commandments … are summed up: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. … Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, … Continue reading

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