Bible: 1 Thessalonians 1:4-7
1:4 We know, 1 brothers and sisters 2 loved by God, that he has chosen you, 3 1:5 in that 4 our gospel did not come to you merely in words, 5 but in power and in the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction (surely you recall the character we displayed when we came among you to help you). 6
1:6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, when you received 7 the message with joy that comes from the Holy Spirit, despite great affliction. 1:7 As a result you became an example 8 to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.
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