1 Thessalonians 1:3-4
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ…
I. ACTIVE FAITH shown in —
1. A full persuasion of the truth of the gospel.
2. Steadfast adherence to it in the midst of trial.
3. The great change which it had already wrought in their life and character.
4. The efforts in which they had engaged to extend the gospel.
II. LABORIOUS LOVE implying —
1. Great anxiety for the temporal and spiritual well-being of others.
2. Self-denying exertions to promote that well-being.
III. PATIENT HOPE.
1. A conviction that Christ will come.
2. A preparedness for His coming.
3. An expectation of it.
4. An earnest desire for it.
Parallel VersesKJV: Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;