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 Church of the Thessalonians, which is in God the Father, and in the Lord Iesus Christ: Grace be with you, and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Iesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:2 We giue God thankes alwayes for you all, making mention of you in our prayers 1 Thessalonians 1:3 Without ceasing, remembring your effectuall faith, and diligent loue, and the patience of your hope in our Lord Iesus Christ, in the sight of God euen our Father, 1 Thessalonians 1:4 Knowing, beloued brethren, that ye are elect 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 Gospell was not vnto you in worde only, but also in power, and in the holy Ghost, and in much assurance, as ye know after what maner we were among you for your sakes. 1 Thessalonians 1:6 And ye became followers of vs, and of the Lorde, and receiued the worde in much affliction, with ioy of the holy Ghost, 1 Thessalonians 1:7 So that ye were as ensamples to all that beleeue in Macedonia and in Achaia. 1 Thessalonians 1:8 For from you sounded out the worde of the Lord, not in Macedonia and in Achaia only: but your faith also which is toward God, spred abroad in all quarters, that we neede not to speake any thing. 1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselues shew of vs what maner of entring in we had vnto you, and how ye turned to God from idoles, to serue the liuing and true God, 1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to looke for his sonne from heauen, whome he raised from the dead, euen Iesus which deliuereth vs from that wrath to come.