kjv@1Thessalonians:1:1@ Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
kjv@1Thessalonians:1:8@ For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
kjv@1Thessalonians:1:9@ For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
kjv@1Thessalonians:1:10@ And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
People do notice. There is not a particular individual mentioned here. The congregation is likely acting together as one, they are working and laboring doing things as a body that are being observed and talked about. One thing that stands out is that they are not doing what everybody else is doing, in this case having turned from idols. For this they suffered affliction yet withstood the pressure with patience and hope. Such things stand out and are talked about distances beyond our personal knowing and causing the gospel to be spread. Where can we stand out in our churches today?
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