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1 Thessalonians 1:6-8 The Passion Translation (TPT)

And you became followers[a] 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.[b] Now you have become an example for all the believers to follow throughout the provinces of Greece.[c]

The message of the Lord has sounded out from you not only in Greece, but its echo has been heard in every place where people are hearing about your strong faith. We don’t need to brag on you,

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:6 Or “imitators.”
  2. 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.
  3. 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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