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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...

 


Marcquis's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment on 8/29/2014, 3:09pm...

I was very inspired to teach God to others.

 


Immaculate's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment on 7/21/2014, 6:27pm...

Jesus Christ is our Faith .without Faith we can not please Him

 


Anon's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment on 7/16/2014, 1:10pm...

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.

 


Tricia Perry's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment about verse 9 on 7/04/2014, 7:18am...

I have fallen into this trap and want to get out. Even demonic emotions that is trying to eat me up like bitterness and poison of my soul. I want and need deliverance. This terrifies me because my faith in God need to be increased and I look for love of God and others. I have gotten on the wrong path.

 


Rob's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 5/08/2014, 8:00pm...

This is one of my favorite scriptures verses, and has been in my signature block for a while. Every time I read this verse I am reminded that I have faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Word of GOD. As a young believer I was also given the assurance of the Truth and shown many miraculous signs and wonders by the Holy Spirit to help open my eyes and heart to understand the Truth in the Word of GOD. Thank you LORD for helping me find the way to salvation, sending your Son to be my Savior and showing me daily that you are with me and listening to my prayers. Please bless those You have revealed Yourself to and trust in You to spread your wonderful Word and to be fruitful witness to your power and loving kindness. Amen.

 


Toni's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 5/08/2014, 7:38am...

God 's people have power. That is why it is essential to be baptized with the Holy Ghost and the fire. It is not in word only but God 's people must possess the power of God, to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils. These are the infallible proof that Paul and the other apostles possessed that assured those that followed them they were sent by God. We too can possess that same power by the Holy Ghost if we submit, humble ourselves and give ourselves completely to God.

 


Blessed's 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 comment on 5/08/2014, 5:57am...

thank you Father GOD for the power. thank you

 


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