1 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 2:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:12
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.
but after we had already suffered and been mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition.
For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit;
But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.
While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child , and they will not escape.
But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction,