1 Thessalonians 1:5-6; 1 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 2:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 1 Thessalonians 4:18
for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.
You also became imitators of us and of the Lord , having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit,
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.
For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed -God is witness -
For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord , that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord , will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
Therefore comfort one another with these words.