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.

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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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.


Recent Comments for 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1...


Dennis Washington's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment on 1/08/2014, 6:24am...

This letter can be a sure assurance to us just as it came to be to the Thessalonians. It points out to the true believer that GOD working through His SON, JESUS has redeemed us through His Grace &Mercy,filling us with the love of GOD and love toward one another as we wait in expectancy of his coming again


John's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment about verse 3 on 9/29/2013, 8:24pm...

Jesus is our faith in as much as he worketh his will in us.


Jacob Omede's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment about verse 3 on 9/28/2013, 10:37pm...

Work of faith refers to any work done by a believer in Christ Jesus that is because of his or her faith in Christ.


Rosalinasaysonkotapay's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment on 9/18/2013, 2:33pm...

Disciples of God believed that GRACE and PEACE are from GOD OUR FATHER and the LORD JESUS CHRIST(1-Thessalonians 1:1)...NOT from Jesus Christ ONLY...Since the ELECTION OF GOD is by the GOSPEL which the disciples preached (Mark 16:15-16)and it came to us in WORD, in POWER, in HOLY GHOST (1-Thessalonians 1:4-5)...which we received after BAPTISM in the NAME of the FATHER, and of the SON (WORD - John 1:1,14), and of the HOLY GHOST (Matthew 28:19-20) and these three are one (1-John 5:7) which is the mystery of godliness (1-Timothy 3:16) in the HOUSE OF THE GOD, the CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD, the PILLAR AND GROUND OF THE TRUTH(1-Timothy 3:15)


Toni's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment about verse 9 on 9/17/2013, 9:37pm...

Today's idols are anything that turns our heart from serving God. Money, Facebook, husbands, wives, children, jobs, a position - are just some of the idols people are worshipping and don't even realize it. We have to turn away from things that take our minds and our hearts from the true and living God. We have to be like the Thessalonians and turn away from the idols and back to the true and living God. Things of the world don't bring true happiness - that can only come from the maker and creator.


Toni's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment about verse 10 on 9/17/2013, 9:11pm...

The only name given under heaven whereby men MUST be saved is Jesus Christ. Not Allah, not Buddah, not a job, not a husband - only Jesus Christ saves us. So, if we are to escape the wrath of God that He will pour out on the wicked, it starts with calling on the name of Jesus and serving Him and not other things. God's wrath will be full of vengeance and righteous judgment and without any mercy. God's wrath will tear down all the unrighteous and ungodly. Who will be able to stand in that great and terrible day of the Lord? Those washed in the blood of Jesus and found on the Lamb's Book of Life


Pastor Emma's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment on 8/22/2013, 3:06pm...

our work of faith, labour of love and patience of hope summarizes the entirety of our christian race.


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