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1 Thessalonians 2:1-3

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

1 Thessalonians 2:1-3
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For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain.
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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.
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For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive,

  1. What did they know about Paul's coming to them?
    1 Thessalonians 2:1
    For you yourselves know, brothers, 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 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.
  3. How had their exhortation not come?
    1 Thessalonians 2:3
    For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive,

1 Thessalonians 2:4-9

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

1 Thessalonians 2:4-9
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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.
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For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness.
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Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ.
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But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.
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So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.
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For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

  1. Who had Paul be approved by?
    1 Thessalonians 2:4-5
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    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.
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    For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness.
  2. What had God entrusted to him?
    1 Thessalonians 2:6
    Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ.
  3. Who had tested his heart?
    1 Thessalonians 2:6
    Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ.
  4. What kind of words did he not use?
    1 Thessalonians 2:5
    For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness.
  5. What did Paul not seek?
    1 Thessalonians 2:6
    Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could 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 people, whether from you or from others, though we could 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, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.
  8. How had he longed for them?
    1 Thessalonians 2:8
    So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.
  9. In addition to the gospel, what was he pleased to impart to them?
    1 Thessalonians 2:8
    So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.
  10. What had Paul done night and day?
    1 Thessalonians 2:9
    For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.
  11. Why did he do this?
    1 Thessalonians 2:9
    For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

1 Thessalonians 2:10-12

You are witnesses, and God also, how devoutly and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you who believe

1 Thessalonians 2:10-12
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You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers.
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For you know how, like a father with his children,
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we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner 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 holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers.
  2. How had Paul exhorted, comforted and charge them?
    1 Thessalonians 2:11
    For you know how, like a father with his children,
  3. How did he want them to walk?
    1 Thessalonians 2:12
    we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

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

1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
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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.
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For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea. For you suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they did from the Jews,
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who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out, and displease God and oppose all mankind
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by hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles that they might be saved—so as always to fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them at last!

  1. Why did Paul thank God without ceasing?
    1 Thessalonians 2:13
    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.
  2. How had they not received the word of God?
    1 Thessalonians 2:13
    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.
  3. How had they received the word of God?
    1 Thessalonians 2:13
    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.
  4. Who does the word effectively work in?
    1 Thessalonians 2:13
    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.
  5. Who had they become imitators of?
    1 Thessalonians 2:14
    For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea. For you suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they did from the Jews,
  6. From whom had the suffered?
    1 Thessalonians 2:14
    For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea. For you suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they did from the Jews,
  7. What had the Judeans done to Jesus?
    1 Thessalonians 2:15
    who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out, and displease God and oppose all mankind
  8. Who else had they persecuted?
    1 Thessalonians 2:15
    who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out, and displease God and oppose all mankind
  9. To whom had they forbidden Paul to speak?
    1 Thessalonians 2:16
    by hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles that they might be saved—so as always to fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them at last!
  10. What were they filling up?
    1 Thessalonians 2:16
    by hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles that they might be saved—so as always to fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them at last!
  11. What has come upon them to the uttermost?
    1 Thessalonians 2:16
    by hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles that they might be saved—so as always to fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them at last!

1 Thessalonians 2:17-20

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

1 Thessalonians 2:17-20
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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,
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because we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, again and again—but Satan hindered us.
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For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you?
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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 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,
  2. What did they have great desire to do?
    1 Thessalonians 2:17
    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,
  3. Who had hindered Paul from coming to them?
    1 Thessalonians 2:18
    because we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, again 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 boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you?
  5. Who was Paul's glory?
    1 Thessalonians 2:20
    For you are our glory and joy.
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