1 Thessalonians 1

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We find Paul preaching in the city of Thessalonica in Acts 17. We think he was only with them for three weeks before he was chased out of the city for teaching the Word of God. During Paul’s visit he taught them much doctrine. Now he writes to encourage the Christians there. Silvanus (Silas) and Timotheus (Timothy) joined Paul in sending their greetings. These three men gave thanks to God when they thought about these people. These Christians believed the gospel and they had faith to practice what they believed. They loved and cared for one another while they waited for the Lord to return and take them to heaven at any time. Are you waiting for Jesus? The believers of Thessalonica were sure that God had chosen them for this blessing. They were encouraged by following the good example of Paul and his friends. Christian friends that help us in our Christian life are good to have. The Thessalonian believers had joy and they continued to be strong Christians, even when the enemies of the gospel were persecuting them. The Christians in Macedonia and Achaia were impressed by this example of faith in Jesus. These believers had courage to stop following the way of the dead idols to serve the living and true God.
1. Paul gave thanks to God __________ for them __________ (the Thessalonian believers).   1 Thessalonians 1:___
2. Paul remembered three things that marked these believers. What are they? __________   1 Thessalonians 1:___
3. What did the believers receive with joy even though they suffered affliction or persecution because of it? __________   1 Thessalonians 1:___
4. What did these believers do after they turned to God from idols? __________   1 Thessalonians 1:___
5. Not everyone will go to heaven. Who can deliver you from the wrath of God? __________   1 Thessalonians 1:___