Bible: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-4
Paul’s Ministry in Thessalonica
2:1 For you yourselves know, brothers and sisters, 1 about our coming to you – it has not proven to be purposeless. 2 2:2 But although we suffered earlier and were mistreated in Philippi, 3 as you know, we had the courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God 4 in spite of much opposition. 2:3 For the appeal we make 5 does not come 6 from error or impurity or with deceit, 2:4 but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we declare it, not to please people but God, who examines our hearts.