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1 Thessalonians Chapter 3 : 1-10 - World English Bible [WEB]

  • World English Bible [WEB]
  • 1 Therefore, when we couldn't stand it any longer, we thought it good to be left behind at Athens alone,
  • 2 and sent Timothy, our brother and God's servant in the Good News of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith;
  • 3 that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you know that we are appointed to this task.
  • 4 For most certainly, when we were with you, we told you beforehand that we are to suffer affliction, even as it happened, and you know.
  • 5 For this cause I also, when I couldn't stand it any longer, sent that I might know your faith, for fear that by any means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor would have been in vain.
  • 6 But when Timothy came just now to us from you, and brought us glad news of your faith and love, and that you have good memories of us always, longing to see us, even as we also long to see you;
  • 7 for this cause, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith.
  • 8 For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.
  • 9 For what thanksgiving can we render again to God for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sakes before our God;
  • 10 night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
  • Open English Bible [OEB]
  • 1 And so, as we could bear it no longer, we made up our minds to remain behind alone at Athens,
  • 2 and sent Timothy, our dear friend and God’s minister of the good news of the Christ, to strengthen you, and to encourage you in your faith,
  • 3 so that none of you should be shaken by the troubles through which you are passing. You yourselves know that we are destined to meet with such things.
  • 4 For, even while we were with you, we warned you beforehand that we were certain to encounter trouble. And so it proved, as you know.
  • 5 Therefore, since I could no longer endure the uncertainty, I sent to make inquiries about your faith, fearing that the Tempter had tempted you, and that our toil might prove to have been in vain.
  • 6 But, when Timothy recently returned to us from you with good news of your faith and love, and told us how kindly you think of us – always longing, he said, to see us, just as we are longing to see you –
  • 7 on hearing this, we felt encouraged about you, friends, in the midst of all our difficulties and troubles, by your faith.
  • 8 For it is new life to us to know that you are holding fast to the Lord.
  • 9 How can we thank God enough for all the happiness that you are giving us in the sight of our God?
  • 10 Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face, and make good any deficiency in your faith.

The book of 1 Thessalonians has 5 chapters.
1 Thessalonians chapter 3 has 13 verses.

What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.