"Oh Happy Day" Edwin Hawkins - Anthony Brown w/ FBCG Combined Choir
2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, 3 remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, 4 knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-4 (NKJV)
Thank you, Father, for choosing us to receive the Good News of Jesus Christ. The joy of the LORD is our strength.
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5 For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. 1 Thessalonians 1:5 (NKJV)
Thank you, Holy Spirit, for giving us such assurance that we can withstand the contempt of those who do not believe.
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6 And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit, 1 Thessalonians 1:6 (NKJV)
Jesus, let the fire of your joy come kupon us no matter what happens in the church.
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7 so that you became examples to all in Macedonia and Achaia who believe. 1 Thessalonians 1:7 (NKJV)
LORD, make us an example of a people who live in the truth and power of the gospel. We live in that hope.
A Word Received: Now abide these three: faith, hope and charity; but the greatest of these is charity. I want you to have my charity, my love for one another.