The First Letter
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 NIV
Acts 17:1-10 NIV
1. They had a faith that works.
2. They worked and labored hard and made sacrifices.
3. They persevered.
4. It was because the word of God rang out of there mouths....they witnessed.
As a Christian you can suffer and have joy at the same time.
Matthew 5:3-10 NASB
BLESSED = HAPPY
Freedom from normal cares and worries. Fullness of life.
You are in this world but your happiness is independent from this world. You get it from somewhere else, from a different source.