Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"These things I have spoken to you in order to clear stumbling-blocks out of your path.
But even the sacrifice of my life I count as nothing, if only I may perfect my earthly course, and be faithful to the duty which the Lord Jesus has entrusted to me of proclaiming, as of supreme importance, the Good News of God's grace.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
But, as you will remember, after we had already met with suffering and outrage at Philippi, we summoned up boldness, by the help of our God, to tell you God's Good News amid much opposition.
Then, passing through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they went to Thessalonica. Here there was a synagogue of the Jews.
2 Corinthians 8:1
But we desire to let you know, brethren, of the grace of God which has been bestowed on the Churches of Macedonia;
2 Thessalonians 1:4
It so increases that we ourselves make honourable mention of you among the Churches of God because of your patience and faith amid all your persecutions and amid the afflictions which you are enduring.
In the end all this will be evidence of your fidelity.