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How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

帖撒羅尼迦後書 – 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15


December 2, 2020


帖撒羅尼迦後書 – 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5

My Sermon Notes from November 15, 2020 Full Text:

帖撒羅尼迦後書 – 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15

6 弟兄們,我們奉主耶穌基督的名吩咐你們,凡有弟兄不按規矩而行,不遵守從我們所受的教訓,就當遠離他。 7 你們自己原知道應當怎樣效法我們;因為我們在你們中間,未嘗不按規矩而行, 8 也未嘗白吃人的飯,倒是辛苦勞碌,晝夜做工,免得叫你們一人受累。 9 這並不是因我們沒有權柄,乃是要給你們做榜樣,叫你們效法我們。 10 我們在你們那裡的時候,曾吩咐你們說:若有人不肯做工,就不可吃飯。 11 因我們聽說,在你們中間有人不按規矩而行,什麼工都不做,反倒專管閒事。 12 我們靠主耶穌基督吩咐、勸誡這樣的人,要安靜做工,吃自己的飯。

13 弟兄們,你們行善不可喪志。 14 若有人不聽從我們這信上的話,要記下他,不和他交往,叫他自覺羞愧。 15 但不要以他為仇人,要勸他如弟兄。

6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. 9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate. 10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat. 13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.

14 Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed. 15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.