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 Pavl and Siluanus and Timotheus. Vnto the cogregacion of the Tessalonyans, in God the father and in the LORDE Iesus Christ. Grace be with you, and peace from God oure father and from the LORDE Iesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:2 We geue thankes vnto God allwaye for you all, makynge mesion of you in or prayers 1 Thessalonians 1:3 without ceassynge, and call to remembraunce youre worke in the faith, and youre laboure in loue, & youre pacience in hope, which is oure LORDE Iesus Christ before God oure father: 1 Thessalonians 1:4 Because we knowe (brethren, beloued of God) how that ye are electe:
and also how well he was persuaded of the truth and sincerity of their faith, and conversion to God.
1 Thessalonians 1:5 for oure Gospell hath not bene with you in worde onely, but both in power and in the holy goost, and in moch certayntie, as ye knowe after what maner we were amonge you for youre sakes. 1 Thessalonians 1:6 And ye became the folowers of vs and of the LORDE: and receaued the worde in moch affliccion with ioye of the holy goost: 1 Thessalonians 1:7 so that ye were an example to all that beleued in Macedonia and Achaia. 1 Thessalonians 1:8 For fro you was the worde of the LORDE noysed out, not onely in Macedonia & Achaia, but i all quarters also is yor faith i God spred abrode so that it nedeth not vs to speake eny thinge at all. 1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they them selues shewe of you, what maner of entrynge in we had vnto you, and how ye are turned vnto God from ymages, for to serue the lyuynge and true God, 1 Thessalonians 1:10 and to loke for his sonne from heaue: whom he raysed vp from the deed, euen Iesus, which hath delyuered vs fro the wrath to come.