1 Thessalonians 1
The Thessalonians are given to understand both how mindful of them Paul was at all times in thanksgiving, and prayer:
1 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul and Siluanus, and Timotheus, vnto the Church of the Thessalonians, [which is] in God the Father, and in the Lord Iesus Christ: grace [be] vnto you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Iesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:2 We giue thankes to God alwaies for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, 1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembring without ceasing your worke of faith, and labour of loue, and patience of hope in our Lord Iesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father: 1 Thessalonians 1:4 Knowing, brethren beloued, your election of God.
and also how well he was persuaded of the truth and sincerity of their faith, and conversion to God.
1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our Gospel came not vnto you in word onely: but also in power, and in the holy Ghost, and in much assurance, as yee know what maner of men we were among you for your sake. 1 Thessalonians 1:6 And yee became followers of vs, and of the Lord, hauing receiued the word in much affliction, with ioy of the holy Ghost: 1 Thessalonians 1:7 So that ye were ensamples to all that beleeue in Macedonia and Achaia. 1 Thessalonians 1:8 For from you sounded out the Word of the Lord, not onely in Macedonia & Achaia, but also in euery place your faith to Godward is spred abroad, so that we need not to speak any thing. 1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselues shew of vs, what maner of entring in we had vnto you, and how yee turned to God from idols, to serue the liuing, and true God, 1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to waite for his sonne from heauen whom he raised from the dead, [euen] Iesus which deliuered vs from the wrath to come.