2 Thessalonians 1:3–4; Colossians 1:4; 1 Timothy 1:14; Revelation 2:19


bWe ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers,1 as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. Therefore cwe ourselves boast about you din the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith ein all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.

since we heard of gyour faith in Christ Jesus and of gthe love that you have for all the saints,

14 and cthe grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the dfaith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

19 sI know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.