1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10

Paul, Silas[fn] and Timothy,

To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

Grace and peace to you.

Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians’ Faith

We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

For we know, brothers and sisters[fn] loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

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It always boggles my brain when I read in God’s Word that I was chosen!! Yet I look back and know that is the absolute truth!! I believe everytime a person excepts Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour it is a miracle!! Most especially when it is a person like myself that was not raised in a Christian environment!!! It is a miracle!! Verse 6 talks about having joy in the midst of severe suffering!! There is another Scripture that says the Joy of the Lord is my strength!!! I totally agree that it is possible to have joy… Read more »

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What a great memory and blessing for your family. I love you back and hope you have a great Sunday as well!
PS, some of the links are not working for the commentary and Bible reading. I can not edit on my ipad for some reason. I’ll try to get to them later, but in the meantime, I”m sorry!