First Thessalonians one
Written to the Church in Thessalonica from the Greek city of Corinth in the 50’s AD
1….Paul, Silvanus and Timothy, writing to the church of the Thessalonians. To you who share our faith in God our
father and our Lord Jesus Christ; Grace and peace to you from GOD our father and our Lord Jesus Christ
2….We always give thanks for GOD for you and you are always in our prayers.
3….We remember your works and faithfulness, the works you do in love, and your loving quiet faith in Jesus and under
the watchful eye of GOD our father.
4….This we know, that you brothers are loved and chosen by GOD.
5….Our gospel did not come to you only by our words, but in the power of the Holy Ghost. You observed our walk and
testimony among you as evidence of the truth.
6….Because of our example you follow the doctrine of Christ. You are faithful enduring persecution joyfully in the
power of the Holy Ghost,
7….So that you are good and worthy testimonies to all the believers in Greece; in Macedonia and Achaia.
8….You taught the Word of our Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in the hearing of people everywhere so that
our recommendation of you is unnecessary.
9….For the Churches witnessed our conduct and discipleship among you, and how you received the gospel and left your
idols, serving God.
10...And to await the return of His son Jesus from Heaven, this Jesus whom GOD raised from the dead, this Jesus who delivers
us from the coming wrath of GOD.
One Thessalonians two
1…..You brothers know that our testimony and example among you was not in vain
2….But even after we suffered persecution in Phillippi, we were outspoken proclaiming the Gospel of GOD to you despite
3….Our proclamation of the Gospel did not originate in deceit or lies
4….We were trusted by GOD to preach the Gospel, we speak not to please men, but to please GOD who searches our hearts
5….You are aware that at no time did we use flattery to acquire anything from you; GOD is our witness.
6….We did not seek prominence or fame among you or anyone else when we could have done so and could have become a
financial burden to you as apostles of Christ.
7….But we were gentle around you with the tenderness of a nursing mother.
8….So, being affectionately loving of you, we wanted to give you not just the Gospel, but our own souls because we
9….For you remember our labor and diligence among you; for we labored night and day because we would not eat another
mans bread; so we preached the good news to you.
10...GOD our father and you our brothers witness the holy just and blameless manner we conducted ourselves among you who
11...As you know how we encouraged comforted and descipled all of you as a father would his children.
12...That you would have a good testimony before GOD, who has chosen you to enter His kingdom and share His glory.
13...For we continually thank GOD because when you received the Gospel of Jesus rather than the deceitful words of men,
this word of GOD continually works in you who believe.
14...You brothers have become followers of the churches of GOD, the same as the churches in Judea, and you
suffer similar persecution from your own neighbors as they do from the Jews.
15...These Jews who killed our Lord Jesus as well as their own prophets. These evil men who have persecuted us
oppose GOD and all men.
16….These Jews (who are false teachers) forbid us to speak to the gentiles so that they might find salvation; so
that the gentiles will be lost in their sins . Because of this, the wrath of GOD in coming against them in
17...Brothers, we are with you in heart though separated by a great distance. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
18…..I, Paul have much desired to come visit you, but were hindered by Satan’s efforts .
19…..Your presence will be our joy, hope and crown of rejoicing when we see Jesus at His coming.
20…..You will be our glory and joy in that day
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One Thessalonians Three
1...Therefore, when we desired to know of your faithfulness, and lives, we decided to remain in Athens alone.
2…We sent our brother Timothy to you to minister to you the gospel of Christ to ground you and comfort you in your
3….no man should be discouraged by these persecutions, for you know that we are also troubled and persecuted.
4….you remember that when we were with you we told you that all believers suffer trouble and persecution, as you
are now experiencing.
5….for this reason, when I could no longer wait to hear from you, I sent Timothy to you to know of your faith, to
see if you are still strong in the faith and that Satan has not led you astray.
6….but now that Timothy has returned from visiting you, he brought us good news of your faith and love and that you
fondly remember us and desire to see us as we do of you.
7….therefore brothers, we were comforted by your faith during all our troubles and persecutions.
8….we are spiritually encouraged when we see you stand fast in the faith
9….how can we express our joyful thanks for you before GOD, we rejoice in your salvation in our GOD.
10…we pray night and day that we may see you soon and disciple and increase your faith.
One Thessalonians Four
1-2...Finally, brothers, we strongly urge you in the Lord Jesus to be a more faithful witness of Christ as we taught you
so you please GOD; because you remember the commandment we gave you through our Lord Jesus
3-6...It is GODs will that you are set apart from this world in sexual purity, to know how to keep from immoral sin. To
live honorably, not in lustful passion as the unbeliever who do not know GOD , so that we do not betray our wives and families.
6-8 Because GOD punishes sexual sin as we have told you. The person who commits sexual sin rejects GOD who gave us the
9-10…. You have no need that I teach you about brotherly love because the Holy Spirit has taught you to love all
the brothers in Macedonia ( Greece). We urge you to increase this faithful love tword each other.
11…...that you desire to live quietly, not like the world, to mind your own business and work to earn your own bread
as we taught you.
12…...that you have a faithful public testimony and be a faithful Christian.
13…..It is my desire that you not be ignorant, brothers, concerning our faithful brothers who are now dead so that
you are grief stricken as are people without hope,
14…..just as we believe that Jesus died and rose again, we believe that Jesus will bring these loved ones with him
when He comes back.
15….for this we say to you by the word of Jesus that we who are alive when Jesus comes will not be taken up to Jesus
before those that are dead.
16…. For our Lord Jesus will descend from heaven with a shout; with the voice of an Archangel, and the trumpet of
GOD, The faithful believers who died will be raised from the dead first,
17….then we believers who are alive on the Earth shall be taken up to Jesus along with the resurrected believers
and we shall all be with Jesus forever.
18… therefore comfort each other with this promise.
First Thessalonians five
1-3….I taught you about the era of Jesus 2nd coming. You know from my teaching that the day of Jesus coming comes
to the world suddenly as a thief does in the night. When the unbelieving world is saying “peace and safety” they
are suddenly destroyed as birth pangs begin to a woman. They shall not escape destruction.
4-5…..But you, brothers, are not in the worlds darkness, so that you will know about when this is going to happen.
You are sons of the light, Jesus, and are not sons of the darkness of this world.
6-8…..Let us not be unaware, clueless, but be sober and discerning of the times we live in and of our faith. Our
faith and love is like a soldiers breast plate and our hope of salvation as his helmet, warding off blows from Satan.
9-10….GOD chose us to be saved from His wrath through our faith in Christ who died for us. This is His eternal promise.
11….. Therefore continue to comfort and disciple each other.
First Thessalonians five
12-13...Brothers, recognize your pastors who shepherd and reprove you and love and respect them for their ministry, as
you live together peacefully.
14-15…we encourage you, brothers to warn unfaithful brothers, comfort and encourage the weak and fainthearted. Do
to others as you would have them do to you.
16-18… Pray and rejoice constantly in Jesus , be thankful for everything for this is GOD’s will for you.
19-22… Do not refuse the prompting of the Holy Spirit, study and respect prophecies. Verify the truth of teaching
by scripture, flee from evil.
23-24….Now may the GOD of peace physically and spiritually preserve you in Christ. May you be found pure and faithful
when Jesus comes for you. He will be faithful in His promise.
25-26….Brothers, keep us in your prayers. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.
27-28…. I command you by our Lord that this letter be read to all our holy brethren. The grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ be with you, Amen.