IV. Virtues for the Church Life
A. Six Practical Items
1 Let 1abrotherly love 2continue.
2 Do not forget ahospitality, for through this some, without knowing it, have bentertained angels.
3 1Remember those who are imprisoned as bound with them, those who are aill treated as being yourselves also likewise treated in body.
4 Let 1marriage be held in honor 2among all, and the bed undefiled; for afornicators and adulterers God will 3bjudge.
5 Let your way of life be without the 1alove of money, being bsatisfied with the things which are at hand; for He Himself has said, c"I shall by no means give you up, neither by any means shall I abandon you'';
6 So that being of good courage, we say, a"The Lord is my Helper, and I will not fear. What shall man do to me?''
7 1Remember the ones aleading you, who have bspoken to you the word of God; and considering the issue of their cmanner of life, dimitate their faith.
B. Experiences of Christ
8 1Jesus Christ is the asame yesterday and today, yes, even forever.
9 Do not be acarried away by 1bvarious strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be 2confirmed by cgrace, not by the 3dfood of sacrifices, by which those who walk were not profited.
10 We have an 1altar from which they who are serving the tabernacle have no right to aeat.
11 For the 1abodies of those animals whose bblood is brought into the Holy of Holies for sin by the high priest are burned up outside the camp.
12 Therefore also Jesus, that He might 1asanctify the people through His own 2bblood, suffered coutside the 3gate.
13 Let us therefore go forth aunto Him 1boutside the 2camp, bearing His creproach.
14 For we do not have here a 1aremaining city, but 2we bseek after the cone to come.
15 1Through Him then let us aoffer up a sacrifice of bpraise continually to God, that is, the cfruit of lips dconfessing His name.
C. Another Four Items Needed
16 But do not forget doing good and 1asharing with others, for with such bsacrifices God is well pleased.
17 1Obey the ones aleading you and bsubmit to them, for they cwatch over your souls as those who will render an account, that they may do this with joy and not groaning; for this would be unprofitable to you.
18 1aPray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a bgood conscience, desiring in all things to conduct ourselves honorably.
19 And I exhort you much more to do this that I may be restored to you more quickly.
20 Now the aGod of peace, He who bbrought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great cShepherd of the 1dsheep, in the eblood of an 2eternal fcovenant,
21 aPerfect you in every bgood work for the doing of His cwill, 1doing din us that which is well epleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ; to Him be the fglory forever and ever. Amen.
22 Now I beseech you, brothers, 1bear with the word of this aexhortation; for indeed I have written to you in few words.
23 Know that our brother 1aTimothy has been released, with whom, if he comes soon, I will see you.
24 1Greet all the ones aleading you and all the saints. Those from Italy greet you.
25 1aGrace be with you all. Amen.