1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 NIV
1Paul, Silas and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in GOD The FATHER and The LORD JESUS CHRIST:
Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians’ Faith
2We always thank GOD for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. 3We remember before our GOD and FATHER your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
4For we know, brothers and sisters loved by GOD, that HE Has Chosen you, 5because our Gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with The Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. 6You became imitators of us and of The LORD, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by The Holy Spirit. 7And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. 8The LORD’s Message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in GOD has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,