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mutual attention

mutual attention 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15 (JDV) 1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we encourage you, brothers and sisters: warn those who are idle, comfort those who are discouraged, help those who are weak, be patient with everyone. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 See to … Continue reading

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jewels for our crowns

jewels for our crowns 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20 (JDV) 1 Thessalonians 2:17 But as for us, brothers, after we were forced to leave you for a seasonal hour (in person, not in heart), we greatly desired and made every effort to … Continue reading

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acceptance and opposition

acceptance and opposition 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 (JDV) 1 Thessalonians 2:13 This is why we constantly thank God, because when you accepted the word of God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as … Continue reading

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leading gently

leading gently 1 Thessalonians 2:10-12 (JDV) 1 Thessalonians 2:10 You are witnesses, and so is God, of how devoutly, righteously, and blamelessly we conducted ourselves with you believers. 1 Thessalonians 2:11 As you know, like a father with his own … Continue reading

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not only the gospel

not only the gospel 1 Thessalonians 2:8-9 (JDV) 1 Thessalonians 2:8 We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become … Continue reading

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gentle nurturers

gentle nurturers 1 Thessalonians 2:6-7 (JDV) 1 Thessalonians 2:6 and we didn’t seek glory from humans, either from you or from others. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 Although we could have been a burden as Christ’s missionaries, instead we were gentle among … Continue reading

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tested and affirmed by God

tested and affirmed by God 1 Thessalonians 2:3-5 (JDV) 1 Thessalonians 2:3 For our exhortation didn’t come from error or impurity or an intent to deceive. 1 Thessalonians 2:4 Instead, just as we have been evaluated by God to be … Continue reading

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gospel accessories

gospel accessories 1 Thessalonians 1:5-7 (JDV) 1 Thessalonians 1:5 because our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also with power, with the Sacred Breath, and with full assurance. You know how we lived among you for … Continue reading

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staying in mission

staying in mission Joshua 22:1-4 (JDV) Joshua 22:1 Joshua summoned the Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh Joshua 22:2 and told them, “You have done everything Moses Yahveh’s servant commanded you and have obeyed me in everything I … Continue reading

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ministry as mission

ministry as mission Joshua 21:4-42 (JDV) Joshua 21:4 The lot came out for the Kohathite clans: The Levites who were the descendants of the priest Aaron received thirteen cities by lot from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin. Joshua … Continue reading

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