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1 Thessalonians 1:5-7 The Passion Translation (TPT)

For our gospel came to you not merely in the form of words but in mighty power infused with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction.[a] Surely you remember how we lived our lives transparently before you to encourage you.[b]

And you became followers[c] of my example and the Lord’s when you received the word with the joy of the Holy Spirit, even though it resulted in tremendous trials and persecution.[d] Now you have become an example for all the believers to follow throughout the provinces of Greece.[e]

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:5 True gospel ministry will be expressed by the word of God and characterized by mighty power, releasing the unmistakable presence of the Holy Spirit, and through sincere conviction of truth will be found in those who present it.
  2. 1 Thessalonians 1:5 Or “for your sakes” (benefit).
  3. 1 Thessalonians 1:6 Or “imitators.”
  4. 1 Thessalonians 1:6 True conversion delivers us from many things, but is not an assurance that we will never face painful trials or persecution for our faith.
  5. 1 Thessalonians 1:7 Or “Macedonia and Achaia.” Greece was divided into two provinces: the northern region known as Macedonia and the southern one, Achaia. Thessalonica was located in Macedonia, and Corinth, where Paul wrote this letter, was the leading city of Achaia. Although the believers of Thessalonica were novices, their testimony had spread throughout the region.
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