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What do we need to do to be pure & blameless?
Philippians 1:9-11
What would be your response that Jesus is coming anytime soon?
2 Peter 3:1-18
Why is the person known by its words?
Matthew 12:33-37
What wisdom do you possess?
James 3:13-18
For what does God empower us?
Ephesians 3:14-21
How do you receive Christ?
Colossians 2:6-7
In speaking with neighbors, in your temper, in your works and in your words.
Ephesians 4:25-32
Do their roles in marriage affect their spiritual walk?
1 Peter 3:1-7
How do you treat your enemy?
Luke 6:27-36
the arc is hard.
2 Corinthians 4:3-7
You can’t change people’s behavior, but you can change yours.
1 Peter 2:18-25
why is love the fulfillment of the law?
1 Corinthians 2:8-10
How to stand firm in the spiritual battle?
Ephesians 6:10-20
How do we run the race of faith?
Hebrews 12:1-17
Why God gives you more than you can handle?
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
How God reacts to our sinning?
Ezekiel 6:9-10
I need help. Any corrections on this.
Jeremiah 2:2-13
How not to fall away from the faith?
Hebrews 2:1-4
Why I don't give up even when I see my world falling apart?
2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10
Do you welcome Christ into your life like the anxious and distracted Martha or the worshipful and Bible-devoted Mary?
Luke 10:38-42
Emmanuel is the only One Who can satisfy me.
Hebrews 13:5-6
God has witnessed about His Son, but the people rejected Him.
John 5:37-44
What's the saltiness and radiance of christians for?
Matthew 5:13-16
What's the difference between blessed and wicked man?
Psalms 1:1-6
Why did Solomon hate life?
Ecclesiastes 2:1-17
Does life under sun matter?
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
Either you're a woman who values beauty or treasures Christ.
Proverbs 31:25-31
You run to powerless false gods because you abandoned the true satisfying God!
Jeremiah 2:10-13
His grace can now be accessed.
Romans 5:1-5
We are justified and saved from God's wrath
Romans 5:6-11
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Do good continiously and Disassociate.
2 Thessalonians 3:6-15
how do you help the truly needy and the unrepentant needy believer?
Published September 17th, 2020; Updated September 19th, 2020
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longer arc
2 Thessalonians 3:13-15
As for you, brothers, e do not grow weary in doing good.
If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter,
take note of that person,
and f have nothing to do with him,
that he may be ashamed.
g Do not regard him as an enemy,
but h warn him as a brother.
longer arc
2 Thessalonians 3:6-15
Now we command you, brothers, s in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
t that you keep away from any u brother
v who is walking in idleness
and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.
For you yourselves know
w how you ought to imitate us,
because x we were not idle when we were with you,
nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it,
but y with toil and labor
we worked night and day,
that we might not be a burden to any of you.
It was z not because we do not have that right,
but to give you in ourselves a an example to imitate.
For even when we were with you,
we would give you this command:
b If anyone is not willing to work,
let him not eat.
For we hear that some among you c walk in idleness,
not busy at work,
but d busybodies.
Now such persons we command
and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ
to do their work quietly
and to earn their own living. 1
As for you, brothers, e do not grow weary in doing good.
If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter,
take note of that person,
and f have nothing to do with him,
that he may be ashamed.
g Do not regard him as an enemy,
but h warn him as a brother.
For you know how you ought to imitate us
We command you to avoid idle brother
But you should not be weary and do not associate with idle brothers
Brent Karding
Your Neg-Pos relationships in 6c-d and 7c-8a and 8b-c are right on. Very good.
Brent Karding
Hi Mildred! In your longer arc, I think verse 6 is excellent.
Brent Karding
For we hear that some among you walk in idleness,
I don't see how 11a-c could be a Concessive. Paul isn't saying, "Even though some are walking in idleness, we command them to work." 12 looks more like an Inference to me.
Brent Karding
9a-b can't be a Ground for 7a-8d, since Paul isn't saying, "You know how to imitate us because we gave you an example." That sentence sounds good, but 9a-b is actually clarifying Paul's purpose in 8b-d. I would make both 8d and 9b-b a Purpose.
Brent Karding
I don't think Alternative works here. Paul isn't presenting two options: "You can avoid growing weary, or you can take note of disobedient brothers." Neg-Pos would work: "Don't do this, but rather do this." Or it could be a simple Series.
Mildred Queenie CS
yes kuya, it is not two options..I think I will put series kuya..if my CSV in v.14-15 is right,then the mainpoint in v.14-15 is "warn the lazy christian as a brother"..

the two mainpoints of v.13-15 would then be "do not grow weary in doing good for the truly needy" and the second would be "warn a lazy christian as a brother"..

I choose series kuya because the verbs in the two mainpoints are done for two different objects. That's my idea kuya.
Brent Karding
The Purpose of 14d should be inside the Then. Think of it this way: being ashamed isn't the purpose of obeying what Paul said, as you have it, but the purpose only of taking note of that person.
Mildred Queenie CS
wow! yes kuya, I see it now.
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