1 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 2:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:7-8; 1 Thessalonians 5:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:15
For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad ; so that we need not to speak any thing.
But even after that we had suffered before , and were shamefully entreated , as ye know , at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.
But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak ; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe .
For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
He therefore that despiseth , despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
Therefore let us not sleep , as do others; but let us watch and be sober .
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.