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1 Thessalonians Chapter 3:1-5

For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction, just as it has come to pass, and just as you know.

1 Thessalonians 3:1-5
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Therefore, when we could no longer endure it, we thought it good to be left in Athens alone,
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and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith,
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that no one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this.
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For, in fact, we told you before when we were with you that we would suffer tribulation, just as it happened, and you know.
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For this reason, when I could no longer endure it, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor might be in vain.
  1. Why did Paul send Timothy to them?
    1 Thessalonians 3:1
    Therefore, when we could no longer endure it, we thought it good to be left in Athens alone,
    1 Thessalonians 3:2
    and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith,
    1 Thessalonians 3:3
    that no one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this.
  2. What had Paul told them, and what happened?
    1 Thessalonians 3:4
    For, in fact, we told you before when we were with you that we would suffer tribulation, just as it happened, and you know.
  3. What did Paul sent to know?
    1 Thessalonians 3:5
    For this reason, when I could no longer endure it, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor might be in vain.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 3:6-8

For this reason, brothers, in all our distress and affliction we have been comforted about you through your faith.For now we live, if you are standing fast in the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 3:6-8
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But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always have good remembrance of us, greatly desiring to see us, as we also to see you;
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therefore, brethren, in all our affliction and distress we were comforted concerning you by your faith.
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For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.
  1. What news had Timothy brought back regarding their faith and love?
    1 Thessalonians 3:6
    But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always have good remembrance of us, greatly desiring to see us, as we also to see you;
  2. How was Paul comforted?
    1 Thessalonians 3:7
    therefore, brethren, in all our affliction and distress we were comforted concerning you by your faith.
  3. What would make Paul live?
    1 Thessalonians 3:8
    For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 3:9-10

For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God.

1 Thessalonians 3:9-10
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For what thanks can we render to God for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sake before our God,
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night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face and perfect what is lacking in your faith?
  1. How did Paul describe his joy over them?
    1 Thessalonians 3:9
    For what thanks can we render to God for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sake before our God,
  2. What did Paul pray night and day for them?
    1 Thessalonians 3:10
    night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face and perfect what is lacking in your faith?

1 Thessalonians Chapter 3:11-13

Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you.

1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
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Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you.
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And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you,
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so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.
  1. What did Paul desire that the God of peace would do?
    1 Thessalonians 3:11
    Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you.
  2. How did he want them to increase and abound?
    1 Thessalonians 3:12
    And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you,
  3. How did Paul want them to be established at the coming of the Lord?
    1 Thessalonians 3:13
    so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.