1 Thessalonians Chapter 1
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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.
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Matthew Henry's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 Bible commentary...
This epistle is generally considered to have been the first of those written by St. Paul. The occasion seems to have been the good report of the stedfastness of the church at Thessalonica in the faith of the gospel. It is full of affection and confidence, and more consolatory and practical, and less doctrinal, than some of the other epistles.The faith, love, and patience of the Thessalonians, are evident tokens of their election which was manifested in the power with which the gospel came to them. (1-5) Its powerful and exemplary effects upon their hearts and lives. (6-10)1-5 As all good comes from God, so no good can be hoped for by sinners, but from God in Christ. And the best good may be expected from God, as our Father, for the sake of Christ. We should pray, not only for ourselves, but for others also; remembering them without ceasing. Wherever there is a true faith, it will work; it will affect both the heart and life. Faith works by love; it shows itself in love to God, and love to our neighbour. And wherever there is a well-grounded hope of eternal life, this will appear by the exercise of patience; and it is a sign of sincerity, when in all we do, we seek to approve ourselves to God. By this we may know our election, if we not only speak of the things of God with out lips, but feel their power in our hearts, mortifying our lusts, weaning us from the world, and raising us up to heavenly things. Unless the Spirit of God comes with the word of God, it will be to us a dead letter. Thus they entertained it by the power of the Holy Ghost. They were fully convinced of the truth of it, so as not to be shaken in mind by objections and doubts; and they were willing to leave all for Christ, and to venture their souls and everlasting condition upon the truth of the gospel revelation.
6-10 When careless, ignorant, and immoral persons are turned from their carnal pursuits and connexions, to believe in and obey the Lord Jesus, to live soberly, righteously, and godly, the matter speaks for itself. The believers under the Old Testament waited for the coming of the Messiah, and believers now wait for his second coming. He is yet to come. And God had raised him from the dead, which is a full assurance unto all men that he will come to judgment. He came to purchase salvation, and will, when he comes again, bring salvation with him, full and final deliverance from that wrath which is yet to come. Let all, without delay, flee from the wrath to come, and seek refuge in Christ and his salvation.
Alex's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment on 6/18/2013, 6:50pm...
Great website, it has been extremely helpful to my Bible study as a new believer in Christ and a future missionary. To my brothers/sisters: thank you for guiding me with your comments; we should all be aware of the devil lurking in our society and scrutinize ourselves every day, and pray to God the Father and Lord Jesus Christ to guide us.
One's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment on 6/17/2013, 5:23am...
I pray blessing on all those who read these comments, and even on the hole world.
My comment on this chapter; on verse 9, which speaks on Thessalonians turning from idols, and this is my response on that: We must all turn from our idols, for our God is a jealous God, says Exodus 20:5, and you might say to yourself, i don't have any idols; Well........Do you watch TV for more time than you pray to God?.........How much longer do you play video games, than you pray, (FOR THOSE WHO PLAY VIDEO GAMES) and my goodness think about how much more disciple, we have on ourselves for making money, than we have for doing God's will; Which if you look on the back of a dollar bill it says "in god we trust".....Whoa...What a statement. Do we trust in money, more than God? ......I mean, we'll even diet for our bodies, more than we'll fast, for God to give us his power to help others. ........ This is a real reality check for those of us who believe that we're idol free. satan is never going to show us, where, and how, he has us bound; it is on us, to judge only ourselves, and no one else. Children of God; Never think you are doing enough, but always go after more of God in your lives, no matter what level of spirituality you've reached; For the Bible says in Isaiah 64:6, that, our righteousness are as filthy rags
Obum's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment on 4/08/2013, 1:10pm...
we have to show examle of what we believed.
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Marie's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment on 2/27/2013, 7:54pm...
Always thanking God through our prayer and spirit, always remembering God has all the power, and God cannot fail; he is always making a difference in our life. God is our protector and Jesus died for our sin and paid the price.
Keeton 1's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment on 11/29/2012, 3:53pm...
@Mr. Timothy Wayne George,
I could not agree with you more. This is such a powerful message that you have shared with us all. I Thank the Heavenly Father for your guidance and inspiration. We as Christians need to encourage each other, we also need to be consistent and persistent at reading The Word and praying. If we all channel all the negative energy that we put into things that are not pleasing in the Lord's sight into positive things and focus on all good aspects of life, the world would be a better place.
Akuinor's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment on 11/28/2012, 3:29am...
Brethren, let us keep our faith unwavering and with patience in tribulation, let us girdle our loins and be steadfast in the Lord, for yet a little while he that shall will come.
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