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1 Thessalonians 1:1-3

1 Thessalonians 1:1
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:2
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers,

1 Thessalonians 1:3
remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father …

  1. Your Past: Faith in Jesus Transformed You

 

1 Thessalonians 1:3
remembering without ceasing your work of faith …

Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Philippians 2:12
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;

Philippians 2:13
for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

  1. Your Present: Love for Jesus Motivates You

 

1 Thessalonians 1:3
remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love …

2 Corinthians 5:14-15
For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.


1 Corinthians 13:13
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

 

  1. Your Future: Hope in Jesus Will Strengthen You

 

1 Thessalonians 1:3
remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father …

1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:4
to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,

1 Peter 1:5
who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:6
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,

1 Peter 1:7
that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,

1 Peter 1:8
whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

1 Peter 1:9
receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.



 

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