1 Thessalonians Chapter 1

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1 Thessalonians 1

1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.

5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

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38 thoughts on “1 Thessalonians Chapter 1

  1. Monkey see; monkey do.

    1Th. 1:5 because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.

    1Th. 1:6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit,

    Paul and company proved themselves to be men of God to the Thessalonians and the Thessalonians imitated the men of God in their lives. This still happens today. People are watching us and following us. Remember that life is about more than what makes you happy. Life is about what brings God glory. Bring God glory by be an example of Christ. Be someone that people can imitate to know Jesus more. People will follow what the see. Be Jesus to the world so that those who see can follow Jesus.

  2. 2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers

    What I learned about in this scriputre is that,I my gods child,I always give thanks to my christ jesus my lord for all he has done for me in my life he’s pick me up and turned me around for I know I follow my god and always will and, I will continually mention my god in all of my prayers for when he comes on the last day I’ll be ready for him In Jesus Name Amen!!!

    Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off even as many as the lord our God shall call.

  3. 5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

    The Gospel is not just words but the Fire of the Holy Ghost that burns you from the inside. We can not deny our Lord and His word. No one explain it better than Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

  4. 2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

    We should always give thanks to God for everyone. The part of praying for our own people, everyone needs prayer everyday of our lives. We do not need to stop praying for our brothers and sisters in the Lord as the enemy is working all the time to throw road blocks in our path.
    So let’s start our day with prayer and pray for each other, because we do not know what the others are facing and be thankful that God has shown us this marvelous truth and filled us with the Holy Ghost.
    THANK GOD FOR JESUS!

  5. 7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

    8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

    When we live for God others see and believe. Many times people we do not even know are watching. Be mindful of what you do. Keep the faith at all times.

  6. iLove to eat MORE Word

    More Hospitality=More Welcomed
    1 Thessalonians 1:7 “As a result, you have become an example to all the believers in Greece—throughout both Macedonia and Achaia. 8 And now the word of the Lord is ringing out from you to people everywhere, even beyond Macedonia and Achaia, for wherever we go we find people telling us about your faith in God. We don’t need to tell them about it, 9 for they keep talking about the wonderful welcome you gave us…”

    Praise the Lord, this sounds like The Pentecostals of Fort Worth. We have become known by our hospitality. Let’s continue to be the great welcoming church that we have always been and watch God continue to ring out the story of POFW all over the world. God get the glory when we are hospitable.

  7. 2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

    This verse put a song in my heart this morning. It is an old song by the McGruders. Give it a listen on youtube.

    Would you mention my name every day when you pray,
    Would you mention my name when you pray,
    Would you stand with me when your down on your knees,
    When your talking to Jesus, would you mention me.

    I don’t want the fame that you gain in this world,
    I don’t want your diamonds and pearls,
    You don’t have to bother with tending to me,
    All I ask is that you mention me would you please,

    Th prayers of a christian can pull a man through,
    When he’s facing a world so untrue,
    So if you want to help someone gain victory,
    Don’t forget when you pray to make mention of me.

    If I had one request that I knew you could fill,
    Here’s what that longing would be,
    Every morning and evening and maybe sometime in between,
    Friend would you please mention me.

  8. 7, “So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.”
    8, “For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.”

    How many times have we heard that our church, POFW, is being spoke about everywhere? Our faith in God, our work, and what he is doing amongst us is being spread abroad. We are an example to the city of Fort Worth and other places as well.
    All I want to say to my brothers and sisters at POFW is KEEP ON KEEPING ON FOR JESUS!!
    So Thankful to be in an ON FIRE FOR GOD church!

  9. 7. As a result, you have turned into a model of faith yourselves for all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.

    8. In fact, not only has the message of our Lord thundered from your gathering into Macedonia and Achaia, but everywhere we go, your faith in God is talked about so we don’t even have to say a thing! Voice

    Sounds like they IMPACTed their region, just as we are doing in Fort Worth!

  10. Verses 2-5 MSG ” Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you’re in our prayers as we call to mind your work of faith, your labor of love, and your patience of hope in following our Master, Jesus Christ, before God our Father. It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special. When the Message we preached came to you, it wasn’t just words. Something happened in you. The Holy Spirit put steel in your convictions.” We (POFW) need to stick with our convictions of steel as this part is captioned.

    The beginning of verses 7-10 MSG state “….Do you know that all over the provinces of both Macedonia and Achaia believers look up to you? The word has gotten around. Your lives are echoing the Master’s Word, not only in the provinces but all over the place. The news of your faith in God is out. We don’t even have to say anything anymore—you’re the message!” It is being said already “Do you know that all over the provinces of both Dallas and Fort Worth believers look up to you?” The word has gotten around and we (POFW) are the message. We have to continue to move forward in every aspect every day, every service and reach all the MORE as the word is getting out!

  11. 2 We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly.
    3 As we pray to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and the enduring hope you have because of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    4 We know, dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people. (NLT)

    As brothers and sisters in Chirst we are responsible to look out for one another, encourage one another, and pray for one another.

  12. 2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

    3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
    in the kingdom the people of God are the most precious people in the world. The way that they serve their “Labour of love” and their willingness to give into the kingdom. Most of the time they are not paid in money but in blessings from God and most people are just fine with that.

  13. 9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

    This was me 6 years ago praying and worshipping to idols that were statues! Idols that are dead and don’t even come close to God in any way! I thank God that I have turned away from that and now I worship the true living king! Because of my decision I have witnessed to people of the miraculous power that Jesus has! Jesus is alive!!!! Every decision you make it affects the people that are afar of you! Because of my decision 6 years ago my children know the name of Jesus Christ!!! Don’t be bound to idols because idols aren’t only considered statues. It’s anything that replaces God in your life!!!
    In you I trust Jesus and will follow you always!!!

  14. Thessalonians 1:4 For we know brothers and sisters loved by God that he has chosen you because 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 the sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord for you welcome the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.

  15. 1 Thessalonians 1:5 (KJV Strong’s)
    5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

    Power – (Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and) power; strength, ability, force (Strong’s)

    Assurance – confidence (Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and) conviction, firm persuasion, assurance

    Spreading the gospel is affective when we do it with power and assurance. We are to demon star the kingdom. It is powerful, awesome, and life changing. The kingdom is salvation, love, and power because the King of the kingdom is.

    1 Corinthians 2:4 (KJV Strong’s)
    4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

    The word demonstration comes from a root word meaning to show off. Let’s show off the kingdom to this lost and dying world.

  16. Becoming Steel

    Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you’re in our prayers as we call to mind your work of faith, your labor of love, and your patience of hope in following our Master, Jesus Christ, before God our Father. It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special. When the Message we preached came to you, it wasn’t just words. Something happened in you. The Holy Spirit put steel in your convictions. You paid careful attention to the way we lived among you, and determined to live that way yourselves. In imitating us, you imitated the Master. Although great trouble accompanied the Word, you were able to take great joy from the Holy Spirit!—taking the trouble with the joy, the joy with the trouble. You paid careful attention to the way we lived among you, and determined to live that way yourselves. In imitating us, you imitated the Master. Although great trouble accompanied the Word, you were able to take great joy from the Holy Spirit!—taking the trouble with the joy, the joy with the trouble. (‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭1‬:‭2-6‬ MSG)

    This passage of scripture encourages me to have conviction of steel. And to follow my Pastor as he follows Christ. And to also Imitate his enthusiasm, passion, and his love for the Reigon of Fort Worth. 
    One great way to do this is to buy into the vision of the church. This Sunday our Pastor will cast the vision for our next revival. This is God-given and a great example to follow Pastor as Pastor follows Christ. Get ready the soles of this region are coming. And the backsliders are coming home.

     Steel = ENDURANCE  This will allow God to cut off things. 

    #restoration2015 #revival4/40 #more2015

  17. Joy in the midst of trouble

    6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in
    much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

    God makes a way of escape for his children.

    1 Corinthians 10:13
    There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

    We bear these afflictions in Love. Love is our escape!

    God is Love!

  18. MORE THAN WORDS

    5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
    6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

    We listen to many sounds but to HEAR something requires focus on a particular sound. Simply listening can become confusing because we hear uncertain sounds that generate confusions. In this scripture we learn that the Thessalonians were engaged much deeper than listening.

    They HEARD, FELT and EXPERIENCED the GOSPEL. The WORD of GOD must become to us MORE THAN WORDS. The WORD of GOD must become LIFE that we cannot survive without. This TRANSFORMATION is evidenced by our willingness to follow the LORD through following GODLY Leaders.

    Even in troublesome times we can experience JOY through receiving the WORD of GOD with the JOY of the Holy Ghost.

    #MORE2015

  19. 5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

    this is how the gospel should come through us, not only in word but in power! in action. when we preach the gospel but do not live the gospel we begin to look like we are condemning those that we are trying to preach the gospel to. it should be more than words, it should be results, it should be power! using us to reach the lost with his will and we should be striving to be in that will every day. not by telling the lost of what Jesus has said only, but by showing them. with all that I have God and all that I am I want you to use me to demonstrate your power Lord so that others might believe, and follow you. In Jesus Name

  20. Holy Ghost !!!! 5. For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Ho’-ly Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. 6. And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Ho’-ly Ghost: Thank you for your power your word and your Holy Ghost !!!! I love you Jesus !!!!

  21. For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
    9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

    We must read the word for ourselves. So we may know what it says. For ourselves. Now days we are just hearing it. But what about really reading it and eating it. Consuming it to where it fills us up.

    More food
    More bible

  22. 6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost. 7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing. They heard the word of God (Jesus), obeyed the word of God and followed the man of God. Their commitment, unity, and selflessness was a testimony that is still alive today, as it is forever recorded in the word of God. Dear God, help me to see past self; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  23. See even God has voted for you…………your his elected official of the Kingdom of God, and a high Elected Ambassador for Christ Jesus, but with the power of the Holy Ghost. Yes, we experience great storms, trials, tribulation, testing, temptation, terror, turbulence, much affliction of the word, and with joy of the Holy Ghost, I pray will be multiplied in Jesus name, Amen.

    4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.

    5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

    6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.
    _____________________________________________________________
    It’s good to be God’s elect, and to escape the wrath that is to come. We must wait upon Jesus………………..

    10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

    “HOLDFAST”, “Help is on the way”……………..A Mercy Me Song……………..

  24. 5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

    When a gardener plants a garden, one of the first things he must do is take out the weeds from the garden and throw them away so that they are not choking the nutrients and water from the crop needed to grow there.

    When the word is also delivered with power, it helps to sort out who is eager to feed on the word and who is gonna hinder other people from growing in the faith and understanding of God. It’s just like the parable Jesus used, (Matthew 13, Mark 4, Luke 8), of the seeds falling among the thorns, they will eventually get choked out by the thorns.

    Be careful of the weeds that you spot trying to invade into your garden, if it feels like something or someone is cutting out the water (the spirit) or the nutrients (God’s word) from your life or take it from you. CUT IT OUT!

    You do not need this sort of negativity choking and pulling you down in your life, you do not need anything in your life that is keeping you from the presence of God.

    2 Thessalonians 2:14-15 Wherunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore brethen, stand fast and hold the traditions which ye have been taught whether by word or our epistle.

  25. 3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father
    We serve a faithful God who has never changed. He told us that He will come back for us, and because of His faithfulness, we have no doubts about that promise. It gives me joy to think about Him coming back for us!

  26. 8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

    It’s up to us to sound out Jesus in whatever way we can and know how. Whether it’s with our life, actions or by our word, we must promote our God and spread his plan of salvation the region of Ft. Worth, Tarrant county, Texas, U.S.A. and the whole world! Let every one hear about our Lord and Saviour.

  27. Do you know that all over the provinces of both Macedonia and Achaia believers look up to you? The word has gotten around. Your lives are echoing the Master’s Word, not only in the provinces but all over the place. The news of your faith in God is out. We don’t even have to say anything anymore— you’re the message! People come up and tell us how you received us with open arms, how you deserted the dead idols of your old life so you could embrace and serve God, the true God. They marvel at how expectantly you await the arrival of his Son, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescued us from certain doom. (‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭1‬:‭7-10‬ MSG)

    People all over are looking us to us. We don’t even need to speak any more. JESUS speaks through the way we live and though our testimony. It’s is more of Jesus on a day to day basis. We need more than ever before so that we cN be a better witness every day.

  28. 2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

    3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

    It is important to appreciate those you labor with. Thank God for them and pray for them. Not that every person needs a pat on the back every time they do something for the kingdom but it’s rewarding to know your labor is nit in vain. It’s rewarding to hear someone tell you “iI’m praying for you” and know they really are praying.

  29. 9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

    This week a devout catholic man has been inviting to eat lunch with him to talk about the bible. He found out I was Apostolic by faith and wants to convert me to Catholicism.
    I didn’t know there’s was Catholics that read there bibles, so I was surprised to see him recite scripture.
    With prayer and Gods word I believe God can use this to reveal himself to this man.

  30. Not Dead

    5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

    Romans 1:16-17 NLT
    16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.

    17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”

    The Gospel is more than a message, and it must be delivered as more than such. When we ourselves walk in the power of God and His life, we don’t just share the Gospel, we are also preaching it through our very being. The Gospel is not dead and neither should its preaching be, wether through lifestyle alone or also through words.

  31. 3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

    The work of the Kingdom requires faith, love and patience of hope to complete it. We must be faithful in our “place”, as well as have faith to believe that God is going to do what He has promised. He says if we will, He will. We must be the instrument in His hands. Then we must possess love for the unloveable, those that have been hurt, those that know not the gospel, and we must share with them hope in this hopeless generation.All these things must be working together within us to do His will cause us to be an example of Jesus to people.

    8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

  32. 8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

    Remember back when you first started learning how to read? When a “big” word came up, you would try and try to say it and sometimes you would get it and go on but other times you would get so frustrated and say forget it and try to keep going.
    But then the teacher would get on to us saying you can’t skip a word just because you don’t know how to say it. Then the teach tells us to take the word apart in to pieces, and SOUND OUT THE WORD then put it back together, (By sounding out the word it then helps us to understand what we are saying, what we are teaching, what we are preaching. you can’t just skip over parts of Gods word saying well i don’t get it or I don’t like it, no it don’t work like that. And when you take it apart, when you finally get the meanings of each part, don’t forget to put it back together.)

  33. 2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

    Praying for one another is so needed. Imagine the tremendous difference on the church, and the unity it will create by praying for each other constantly. We need the help and support of our brethren everyone needs somebody to lean on

  34. v10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

    What peace and bkesssing to know that we are HIS and HE IS COMING BACK.

  35. 6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

    7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

    8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

    After receiving, we are to give. The joy of the Holy Ghost can’t be shut up – it’s a joy that we spread to others through our very countenance! Once we have become a disciple, we are to go make disciples, being the example to others to go. This principle keeps the church alive and well, thriving and growing.

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