As for us, we always thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are thankful that God chose you to be among the first a to experience salvation, a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and by your belief in the truth.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)