Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sunday Knox: 2 Thessalonians 16(15)-3:5

So may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, so may God, our Father, who has shewn such love to us, giving us unfailing comfort and welcome hope through his grace,  encourage your hearts, and confirm you in every right habit of action and speech.  And now, brethren, let us have your prayers, that the word of the Lord may run its course triumphantly with us, as it does with you;  and that we may be preserved from malicious interference; the faith does not reach all hearts.  But the Lord keeps faith with us; he will strengthen you, and keep you from all harm.  We are sure of you in the Lord, sure that you are doing and will do as we bid you;  may the Lord direct you where the love of God and the patience of Christ shew you the way.


May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word.  Finally, brothers and sisters, pray for us, so that the word of the Lord may speed forward and be glorified, as it did among you, and that we may be delivered from perverse and wicked people, for not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.  We are confident of you in the Lord that what we instruct you, you are doing and will continue to do.  May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the endurance of Christ.

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