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.

Nkwa Asem

Tesalonikafo I 1

1Saa nhoma yi fi Paulo, Silas ne Timoteo nkyɛn. Wɔde kɔma Tesalonika asafo a wɔyɛ Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo mma no: Adom ne asomdwoe nka mo.

Aseda

Daa yesi mo ananmu da Onyankopɔn ase ma mo na yɛkae mo wɔ yɛn mpaebɔ mu nso. Efisɛ, yɛkae mo gyidi a mode di dwuma, mo dɔ a ɛma mutumi de nsi yɛ adwuma ne mo anidaso dennen a mowɔ wɔ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo mu no wɔ yɛn Nyankopɔn ne Agya no anim.

Anuanom, yenim sɛ Onyankopɔn dɔ mo nti na wayi mo sɛ ɔno ankasa ne de no. Sɛ yɛbɛkaa Asɛmpa no kyerɛ mo a, ɛnyɛ nsɛm bi kwa na mmom yegyina tumi ne Honhom Kronkron ne mu nokware mu gyidi so. Munim sɛnea bere a na yɛne mo wɔ ha no mo yiyedi mu nti na ɛmaa yɛne mo tenae. Musuasuaa yɛn ne Awurade; na ɛwom sɛ muhuu amane de, nanso mode anigye a efi Honhom Kronkron no mu gyee asɛm no.

Ɛnam so ma mobɛyɛɛ nhwɛso maa gyidifo a wɔwɔ Makedonia ne Hela no nyinaa. Nsɛm a moka faa Awurade ho no ankɔ Makedonia ne Hela nko, na mmom, gyidi a mowɔ wɔ Onyankopɔn mu no ho asɛm adu baabiara. Asɛm biara nni hɔ a ɛsɛ sɛ yɛka bio. Saa nnipa no nyinaa ka gye a yɛbɛsraa mo no, mugyee yɛn ne twe a motwee mo ho fii ahoni ho na mode mo ho maa Onyankopɔn, som nokware ne ɔteasefo Nyankopɔn no 10 na moatwɛn ne Ba a ofi soro no; ne Ba Yesu a onyanee no fi awufo mu a ogye yɛn fi Onyankopɔn abufuw a ɛreba no mu no.