From Paul, Silas, and Timothy - 1 To the people of the church in Thessalonica, who belong to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be yours.
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We always thank God for you all and always mention you in our prayers.
For we remember before our God and Father how you put your faith into practice, how your love made you work so hard, and how your hope in our Lord Jesus Christ is firm.
Our friends, we know that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own.