Tag Archives: 1 Thessalonians 2

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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when Christ comes, a crown of boasting

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13.  Satan had hindered Paul from personally visiting the Thessalonians by means of some affliction (2:18; 3:3, 7). So, Paul sent another member of his team – Timothy – to find out if the gospel was taking root … Continue reading

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when Christ comes through sharing the gospel

1 Thessalonians 2:1-16.  When Christ comes into the lives of people in a community he comes through sharing the gospel. Believers who are called to spread the gospel are willing to suffer whatever it takes to share the truth of … Continue reading

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