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2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5

By Zach Keele

This is an audio recording of a sermon that was delivered by our pastor, Rev. Zach Keele, as part of a series on the Epistle of 2 Thessalonians at Escondido OPC.  

Scripture Reading

2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5

13 But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits [1] to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. 14 To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.

16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

3:1 Finally, brothers, [2] pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, [3] as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. [4] And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ. (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 2:13 Some manuscripts chose you from the beginning
[2] 3:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 6, 13
[3] 3:1 Or glorified
[4] 3:3 Or evil