1 Thessalonians 1:3; 1 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 3:2; 1 Thessalonians 3:5-7; 1 Thessalonians 3:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:8
constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,
For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need to say anything.
and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith,
For this reason, when I could endure it no longer, I also sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor would be in vain.
But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always think kindly of us, longing to see us just as we also long to see you,
for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we were comforted about you through your faith;
as we night and day keep praying most earnestly that we may see your face, and may complete what is lacking in your faith?
But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.