2 Thessalonians 3:1-18
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Sat Oct 31 10:35:57 PDT 2009
“*TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE” MINISTRIES*
*Jim & Marie Watt*
*Tel: 253-517-9195 - Email: jmbetter at gmail.com*
*October 31, 2009
*Part 3 - 2 THESSALONIANS 3:1-18*
*E. 3:1-5 PROTECTION & DELIVERANCE: A NEED FOR PREACHER & CONVERTS*
*1. 3:1-2 A PLEA: PRAY FOR DELIVERANCE*
to loiPON proSEUches-the , a-delPHOI, peRI h*e*M*O*N,
*For **the rest, brethren, pray for us,*
HIna ho LOgos tou KuRIou TREch*e*  kai doXAz*e*-tai ,
*that the word of the Lord run and be glorified,*
kaTH*O*S kai pros huMAS;
*even as also it is unto you;*
kai HIna 'rusTH*O*men  aPO t*o*n aTOp*o*n  kai po-n*e*R*O*N
*2 and that we be delivered from the unreasonable and evil men;*
ou gar PANt*o*n h*e* PIstis.
*for all have not the faith.*
*2. 3:3-5 STABLISHMENT IN THE FAITH: A WORK OF GOD THROUGH FAITH*
*a. 3:3 PROTECTION AND STABLISHMENT: A WORK OF GOD*
PiSTOS DE es-tin ho KUrios, hos st*e*RIxei  huMAS,
*But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you,*
kai phuLAxei  aPO tou pon*e*ROU.
*and guard from the evil one.*
*b. 3:4 PROPER DOING AND WILLING: A LEGITIMATE EXPECTATION*
pePOItha-men  de en KuRI*o* eph' huMAS,
*And we have confidence in the Lord as to you,*
HOti ha pa-ragGELlo-men  kai poiEIte  kai poi*E*se-te.
*that you both do and will do what things we command.*
*c. 3:5 PATIENCE AND LOVE: A DIRECTION THE LORD GIVES*
Ho de KUri-os ka-teuTHUnai  huM*O*N tas karDIas eis t*e*n aGAp*e*n tou
*And the Lord direct your :hearts unto the love of :God,*
kai eis t*e*n hu-po-moN*E*N  tou ChrisTOU.
*and unto the patience of the Christ.*
*F. 3:6-16 CONDUCT IN LIGHT OF THE SECOND COMING*
*a. 3:6 DISORDERLY WALK*
Pa-ragGELlo-men  de huMIN, a-delPHOI, en oNOma-ti  tou KuRIou 'I
*Now we command you, brethren, in the Lord Jesus Christ's name,*
STELles-thai  huMAS aPO panTOS a-delPHOU aTAKt*o*s pe-ri-paTOUNtos
*that** you withdraw from every brother that walks disorderly,*
kai m*e* kaTA t*e*n paRAdo-sin  h*e*n pa-reLAbe-te  par' h*e*M*O
*and not after the tradition which you received of us.*
*b. 3:7-9 PAUL'S EXAMPLE*
auTOI gar OIda-te p*o*s dei miMEISthai  h*e*MAS:
*For yourselves know how you ought to imitate us:*
HOti ouk *e*-takT*E*sa-men  en huMIN;
*for we were not disorderly among you;*
ouDE d*o*-reAN  ARton ePHAgo-men  paRA tin-os,
*8 neither did we eat bread for nothing at any one's hand,*
all' en KOp*o*  kai MOCHth*o*,  nukTOS kai h*e*MEras
*but in toil and travail, working night and day,*
pros to m*e* e-pi-baR*E*-SAI  ti-na HUm*o*n:
*that we might not burden any of you:*
ouch HOti ouk Echo-men e-xouSIan ,
*9 not because we have not authority,*
all' HIna he-auTOUS TUpon  D*O*men  huMIN, eis to miMEISthai
*but to make ourselves an example to you, that you imitate us.*
*c. 3:10 REMOVE FOOD FROM DRONES*
kai gar HOte *E*men pros huMAS, TOUto pa-r*e*gGELlo-men  huMIN HOti,
*For even when we were with you, this we commanded you that,*
ei tis ou THElei erGAzes-thai , m*e*DE es-thiEt*o* .
*If any will not work, neither let him eat.*
*d. 3:11 REBUKE FOR THE DISORDERLY*
aKOUo-men GAR ti-nas pe-ri-paTOUNtas en huMIN aTAKt*o*s ,
*For we hear that some walk among you disorderly,*
m*e*DEN er-ga-zoMEnous , alLA pe-ri-er-ga-zoMEnous .
*that work not at all, but are busybodies.*
*e. 3:12 *ADMONITION
tois de toiOUtois pa-ragGELlo-men  kai pa-ra-kaLOUmen  en KuRI*o
* 'I*e*SOU ChrisT*O*,
*Now the such we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ,*
HIna meTA h*e*-suCHIas  er-gaZOme-noi , ton he-auT*O*N ARton
*that with quietness they work, and eat their own :bread.*
*f. 3:13 PERSEVERANCE*
HuMEIS de, a-delPHOI, m*e* en-kaK*E*s*e*-te  ka-lo-poiOUNtes .
*But you, brethren, be not weary in well-doing.*
*g. 3:14 BROTHERLY FIDELITY*
ei DE tis ouch hu-paKOUei  t*o* LOg*o* h*e*M*O*N diA t*e*s e-pi-stoL*E
*And if any obeys not our :word by this :letter, *
TOUton s*e*-meiOUSthe , m*e* su-na-naMIGnus-thai  auT*O*,
*note that one, that you have no company with him, *
HIna en-traP*E* .
*so that he be ashamed.*
*h. 3:15 ADMONISH THE DISOBEDIENT*
` kai m*e* h*o*s echTHRON  h*e*GEISthe , alLA nou-theTEIte
 h*o*s a-delPHON.
*And count him not as an enemy, but admonish as a brother.*
*i. 3:16a PEACE FROM THE LORD*
AuTOS de ho KUri-os t*e*s eiR*E*n*e*s  D*O*-*e* huMIN t*e*n eiR*E*n*e*
*Now the Lord of :peace himself give you :peace*
diA panTOS en panTI TROp*o* .
*at all times in every way.*
*j. 3:16b PRESENCE FROM THE LORD*
ho KUri-os meTA PANt*o*n huM*O*N.
*The Lord be with you all. *
*G. 3:17-18 SALUTATIONS & BENEDICTION*
*a. 3:17 PAUL'S SIGNATURE*
Ho as-pasMOS  t*e* eM*E* cheiRI PAUlou,
*The greeting of me Paul with my hand,*
HO es-tin s*e*MEIon  en PAs*e* e-pi-stoL*E*: HOUt*o*s GRAph*o*.
*which is a token in every epistle: so I write.*
*b. 3:18 THE LORD'S GRACE*
h*e* CHAris  tou KuRIou h*e*M*O*N 'I*e*SOU ChrisTOU meTA PANt*o*n huM*
*The grace of our :Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.*
*NOTE**:* 3:1-2 - Both leaders and people need the above 2-fold prayer.
Today, October 23, 2009, we need this prayer for our nation. We have had
leaders appointed - czars - not responsible to people or government, who are
seeking to remove our freedoms. How different from George Washington and
Abraham Lincoln! We indeed pray for our leaders, as we are exhorted in
Scriptures; and God hears. But He Himself permits such a chain of events -
so that we - His people - may come alive! We have been asleep. Or like the
frog in heating water, are unaware of our danger, until we have been boiled.
God would spare us this, and present governments such as ours can awaken us
and send us back to 2 Chronicles 7:14.
3:3-5 is the assurance in the heart of Paul that God will indeed answer the
above two requests.
3:6-16 - These 2 special letters to the church of the Thessalonians are
extremely practical. Paul points to himself and his team as an example to
them. Laziness and being busybodies was *no part* of their life-style. And
professing believers need to consider their example, and walk in it. These 2
letters major on the Return of our Lord. This section is a practical word in
the light of this emphasis. Lewi Pethrus of Stockholm, Sweden in his great
Filadelfia church, practiced the truth of this section. In a congregation of
some 6000 composed even of members of the royal family and government, often
50-100 members would be seated on a raised platform at the back of the
sanctuary, until they had paid the penalty for infractions such as the
above. “Christian Church Discipline” was the title of a book written by
Pastor Pethrus, outlining the reason for and methods of - ministering this
subject. It brought the presence of the Lord, and made this church one of
Smith Wigglesworth's favorite in ministering to. God is pleased when we obey
His word in disciplining either our children, or church members. On one
occasion one of our children said, “Dad, I know why you spank us when we
need it - it's so we don't turn out to be brats like kids whose parents
won't spank them!” Well said, Dr, Spock not withstanding!
3:17-18 - Isn't it sad that Paul had to personally sign letters his
secretaries recorded, because of dishonest writers who sought to get their
writings read by appending Paul's name to them! Dishonesty is still
prevalent in our day, 2000 years later! As a matter of fact, God's word
records that just prior to Christ's return, world standards will be at their
lowest ebb! How many can testify to the truth of God's prophetic word in
this regard? - J.A.W.
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