Your work produced by faith . . .
Your labor prompted by love . . .
Your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord . . . causes us to thank God for all of you. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3
We know that . . . With words . . . With power . . . With the Holy Spirit . . . With deep conviction . . . God chose you. 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5
We lived among you for your sake as a testimony and example so that you might become imitators of us and of the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-6
You welcomed the message given by the Holy Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-7
You became a model to all believers. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-7
Therefore, we always thank God for all of you and mention you in our prayers. 1 Thessalonians 1:2
The true test of our spirituality occurs when we come up against injustice, degradation, ingratitude, and turmoil. Oswald Chambers