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 means:
Freedom from normal cares and worries. Fullness of life. 

Blessed means:
You are in this world but your happiness is independent from this world. You get it from somewhere else, from a different source.