Pauline thanksgivings make it clear that the appropriate response to evangelization is a reputation for Christian faith. The apostle’s preaching would not be successful if his churches did not become known to others as places of faith and mutual love (see 1 Thess 1: 3-12) .” In this introductory thanksgiving, Paul comments on the audience's “faith in Jesus” as well as their “love toward the saints.” He inseparably links the two like the problem and soluti... ... middle of paper ... ...ss, 2000. Mays, James Luther. The HarperCollins Bible Commentary. Rev.
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