2 Thessalonians 2: 13-17

Stand Firm

13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits[fn] to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings[fn] we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

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Bonnie
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Bonnie

What beautiful and
up lifting words of encouragement!!!
These are words I really want to dwell on!!
Of course my first thoughts are of You dear and precious friends!! Wanting to lift you up in my words and Prayers!! But also to the other friends that the Lord put in my life!!
They really are such simple words!! But I these words just made my heart happy!! I Love You Paula and Michele!! God Bless You and keep You!!! He is so Awesome All the time!!!

Michele
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NKJ 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our [h]epistle. NIV 15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings[c] we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. I get stuck on words sometimes. One version has ‘stand fast’ (NKJ) and the other, ‘stand firm’ (NIV). firm1 /fərm/Submit adjective 1. having a solid, almost unyielding surface or structure. “the bed should be reasonably firm, but not too hard” synonyms: hard, solid, unyielding, resistant; More 2. strongly felt and unlikely to… Read more »

Paula Langley
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Paula Langley

Praying God will lead you by His peace to wherever His plan is next and that you will be satisfied through and through.

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Paula Langley

Yes, beautiful words,” May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”A wonderful prayer for all of us 🙂 love you both