From: Sha'ul, Sila and Timothy To: The Messianic Community of the Thessalonians, united with God the Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah: Grace to you and shalom.
We always thank God for all of you, regularly mentioning you in our prayers,
calling to mind before God our Father what our Lord Yeshua the Messiah has brought about in you - how your trust produces action, your love hard work, and your hope perseverance.
We know, brothers, that God has loved and chosen you;
that the Good News we brought did not become for you a matter only of words, but also one of power, the Ruach HaKodesh and total conviction - just as you know how we lived for your sakes when we were with you.
You, indeed, became imitators of us and of the Lord; so that even though you were going through severe troubles, you received the Word with joy from the Ruach HaKodesh.
Thus you became a pattern for all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia;
for the Lord's message sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but everywhere your trust toward God became known. The result is that we don't need to say anything;
since they themselves keep telling us about the welcome we received from you and how you turned to God from idols, to serve the true God, the one who is alive,
and to wait for his Son Yeshua, whom he raised from the dead, to appear from heaven and rescue us from the impending fury of God's judgment.