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1 Thessalonians Chapter 2:1-3

But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.

1 Thessalonians 2:1-3
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For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain.
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But even after we had suffered before and were spitefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God in much conflict.
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For our exhortation did not come from error or uncleanness, nor was it in deceit.
  1. What did they know about Paul's coming to them?
    1 Thessalonians 2:1
    For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain.
  2. How had Paul been treated at Philippi? What had he been bold to do?
    1 Thessalonians 2:2
    But even after we had suffered before and were spitefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God in much conflict.
  3. How had their exhortation not come?
    1 Thessalonians 2:3
    For our exhortation did not come from error or uncleanness, nor was it in deceit.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 2:4-9

But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.

1 Thessalonians 2:4-9
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But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.
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For neither at any time did we use flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak for covetousness; God is witness.
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Nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, when we might have made demands as apostles of Christ.
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But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children.
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So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.
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For you remember, brethren, our labor and toil; for laboring night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.
  1. Who had Paul be approved by?
    1 Thessalonians 2:4-5
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    But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.
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    For neither at any time did we use flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak for covetousness; God is witness.
  2. What had God entrusted to him?
    1 Thessalonians 2:6
    Nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, when we might have made demands as apostles of Christ.
  3. Who had tested his heart?
    1 Thessalonians 2:6
    Nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, when we might have made demands as apostles of Christ.
  4. What kind of words did he not use?
    1 Thessalonians 2:5
    For neither at any time did we use flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak for covetousness; God is witness.
  5. What did Paul not seek?
    1 Thessalonians 2:6
    Nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, when we might have made demands as apostles of Christ.
  6. What could he have done as an apostle?
    1 Thessalonians 2:6
    Nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, when we might have made demands as apostles of Christ.
  7. How had he been gentle with them?
    1 Thessalonians 2:7
    But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children.
  8. How had he longed for them?
    1 Thessalonians 2:8
    So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.
  9. In addition to the gospel, what was he pleased to impart to them?
    1 Thessalonians 2:8
    So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.
  10. What had Paul done night and day?
    1 Thessalonians 2:9
    For you remember, brethren, our labor and toil; for laboring night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.
  11. Why did he do this?
    1 Thessalonians 2:9
    For you remember, brethren, our labor and toil; for laboring night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 2:10-12

You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers.

1 Thessalonians 2:10-12
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You are witnesses, and God also, how devoutly and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you who believe;
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as you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children,
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that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
  1. What were they witnesses of?
    1 Thessalonians 2:10
    You are witnesses, and God also, how devoutly and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you who believe;
  2. How had Paul exhorted, comforted and charge them?
    1 Thessalonians 2:11
    as you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children,
  3. How did he want them to walk?
    1 Thessalonians 2:12
    that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 2:13-16

And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
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For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
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For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus. For you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, just as they did from the Judeans,
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who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they do not please God and are contrary to all men,
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forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, so as always to fill up the measure of their sins; but wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.
  1. Why did Paul thank God without ceasing?
    1 Thessalonians 2:13
    For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
  2. How had they not received the word of God?
    1 Thessalonians 2:13
    For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
  3. How had they received the word of God?
    1 Thessalonians 2:13
    For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
  4. Who does the word effectively work in?
    1 Thessalonians 2:13
    For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
  5. Who had they become imitators of?
    1 Thessalonians 2:14
    For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus. For you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, just as they did from the Judeans,
  6. From whom had the suffered?
    1 Thessalonians 2:14
    For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus. For you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, just as they did from the Judeans,
  7. What had the Judeans done to Jesus?
    1 Thessalonians 2:15
    who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they do not please God and are contrary to all men,
  8. Who else had they persecuted?
    1 Thessalonians 2:15
    who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they do not please God and are contrary to all men,
  9. To whom had they forbidden Paul to speak?
    1 Thessalonians 2:16
    forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, so as always to fill up the measure of their sins; but wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.
  10. What were they filling up?
    1 Thessalonians 2:16
    forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, so as always to fill up the measure of their sins; but wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.
  11. What has come upon them to the uttermost?
    1 Thessalonians 2:16
    forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, so as always to fill up the measure of their sins; but wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 2:17-20

But since we were torn away from you, brothers, for a short time, in person not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great desire to see you face to face.

1 Thessalonians 2:17-20
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But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavored more eagerly to see your face with great desire.
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Therefore we wanted to come to you; even I, Paul, time and again; but Satan hindered us.
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For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?
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For you are our glory and joy.
  1. For how long had Paul been taken away from them?
    1 Thessalonians 2:17
    But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavored more eagerly to see your face with great desire.
  2. What did they have great desire to do?
    1 Thessalonians 2:17
    But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavored more eagerly to see your face with great desire.
  3. Who had hindered Paul from coming to them?
    1 Thessalonians 2:18
    Therefore we wanted to come to you; even I, Paul, time and again; but Satan hindered us.
  4. What was Paul's hope and joy, or crown of rejoicing?
    1 Thessalonians 2:19
    For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?
  5. Who was Paul's glory?
    1 Thessalonians 2:20
    For you are our glory and joy.