Do not stifle the Holy Spirit.
Do not scoff at prophecies,
but test everything that is said.
Hold on to that what is good.
Stay away from every kind of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:19-22
Always be joyful.
Never stop praying.
Be thankful in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you
who belong to Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
We tell you this directly from the Lord:
We who are still living when the Lord returns
will not meet him ahead of those who have died.
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven
with a commanding shout,
with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trumpet call of God.
First, the Christians who have died
will rise from their graves.
Then, together with them,
we who are still alive and remain on the earth
will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
Then we will be with the Lord forever.
1 Thessalonians 4:15-17
…we want you to know what will happen
to the believers who have died
so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.
For since we believe that Jesus died
and was raised to life again,
we also believe that when Jesus returns,
God will bring back with him the believers who have died.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
Make it your goal to live a quiet life,
minding your own business…
1 Thessalonians 4:11
…may the Lord make your love for one another
and for all people grow and overflow…
May he, as a result,
make your hearts
as you stand before God our Father
when our Lord Jesus comes again…
1 Thessalonians 3:12-13
Live wisely among those who are not believers,
and make the most of every opportunity.
Let your conversation be gracious and attractive
so that you will have the right response for everyone.
Devote yourselves to prayer
with an alert mind
and a thankful heart.
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves,
you must clothe yourselves with
Make allowance for each other’s faults,
and forgive anyone who offends you.
Remember, the Lord forgave you,
so you must forgive others.