Timothy's Encouraging Report

1 Thessalonians 3

6 But m now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us the good news of n your faith and love and reported o that you always remember us kindly and p long to see us, as we long to see you - 7 for this reason, brothers, 1 in all our distress and affliction q we have been comforted about you through your faith. 8 For now we live, if you r are standing fast in the Lord. 9 For s what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God, 10 as we pray most earnestly t night and day u that we may see you face to face and v supply what is lacking in your faith?

11 Now may w our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, x direct our way to you, 12 and may the Lord y make you increase and abound in love z for one another and for all, as we do for you, 13 so that he may a establish your hearts blameless in holiness before w our God and Father, at b the coming of our Lord Jesus c with all his saints.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 18:5
    When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus.
    2 Corinthians 7:6
    But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus.
    2 Corinthians 7:9
    As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.
  2. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 1:3
    Remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 11:2
    Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you.
  4. Cross References
    Philippians 1:8
    For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
  5. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 1:4
    Who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
  6. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 16:13
    Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
  7. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 1:2
    We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers.
  8. Cross References
    2 Timothy 1:3
    I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.
  9. Cross References
    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.
    Romans 1:10
    Always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God's will I may now at last succeed in coming to you.
  10. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 13:9
    For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.
  11. Cross References
    Galatians 1:4
    Who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.
  12. Cross References
    2 Thessalonians 3:5
    May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
  13. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 4:1
    Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.
    1 Thessalonians 4:10
    For that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more.
    Philippians 1:9
    And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment.
    2 Thessalonians 1:3
    We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.
  14. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 4:9
    Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another.
    1 Thessalonians 5:15
    See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
  15. Cross References
    James 5:8
    You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
  16. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 3:11
    Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you.
  17. Cross References
    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?
  18. Cross References
    Zechariah 14:5
    And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.
    Jude 1:14
    It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones.
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