Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

1 Basessaloniika 1

1Nze Pawulo ne Sirwano[a] ne Timoseewo, tuwandiikira Ekkanisa ey’Abasessaloniika, abantu ba Katonda Kitaffe ne Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo, ekisa n’emirembe bibeerenga gye muli.

Okwebaza olw’okukkiriza kw’Abasessaloniika

Bulijjo twebaza Katonda ku lwammwe mwenna era tubasabira obutayosa, nga tujjukira omulimu gwammwe ogw’okukkiriza, n’okufuba okw’okwagala n’okugumiikiriza okw’essuubi mu Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo mu maaso ga Katonda era Kitaffe, era nga tumanyi, nga mmwe abooluganda muli mikwano gya Katonda, baayagala ennyo, be yalonda. Kubanga Enjiri yaffe teyajja gye muli mu kigambo kyokka, wabula ne mu maanyi, ne mu Mwoyo Omutukuvu, ne mu bukakafu obungi, era nga bwe mumanyi nga twabeeranga wakati mu mmwe ku lwammwe. Nammwe mwagoberera Mukama waffe era ne mukola nga bwe twakolanga bwe mwakkiriza ekigambo wakati mu kubonaabona okungi nga mulina essanyu eriva mu Mwoyo Omutukuvu, ne mubeera ekyokulabirako eri abakkiriza bonna ab’omu Makedoniya ne Akaya. Kubanga ekigambo kya Mukama kibunye okuva mu mmwe, si mu Makedoniya ne mu Akaya mwokka, naye ne mu buli kifo n’okukkiriza kwammwe eri Katonda kwabuna ne tutabaako kye tukwogerera. Kubanga bo bennyini batubuulira engeri gye mwatwanirizaamu, ne bwe mwakyuka okuleka bakatonda abalala ne mudda eri Katonda omulamu era ow’amazima, 10 era ne bwe mulindiridde Omwana wa Katonda, okukomawo okuva mu ggulu, gwe yazuukiza okuva mu bafu, ye Yesu oyo yekka atulokola okutuwonya mu busungu bwa Katonda obugenda okujja.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Sirwano Mu Luyonaani oluusi ayitibwa Siira

The Message

1 Thessalonians 1

1I, Paul, together here with Silas and Timothy, send greetings to the church at Thessalonica, Christians assembled by God the Father and by the Master, Jesus Christ. God’s amazing grace be with you! God’s robust peace!

Convictions of Steel

2-5 Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you’re in our prayers as we call to mind your work of faith, your labor of love, and your patience of hope in following our Master, Jesus Christ, before God our Father. It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special. When the Message we preached came to you, it wasn’t just words. Something happened in you. The Holy Spirit put steel in your convictions.

5-6 You paid careful attention to the way we lived among you, and determined to live that way yourselves. In imitating us, you imitated the Master. Although great trouble accompanied the Word, you were able to take great joy from the Holy Spirit!—taking the trouble with the joy, the joy with the trouble.

7-10 Do you know that all over the provinces of both Macedonia and Achaia believers look up to you? The word has gotten around. Your lives are echoing the Master’s Word, not only in the provinces but all over the place. The news of your faith in God is out. We don’t even have to say anything anymore—you’re the message! People come up and tell us how you received us with open arms, how you deserted the dead idols of your old life so you could embrace and serve God, the true God. They marvel at how expectantly you await the arrival of his Son, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescued us from certain doom.