Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
unto him be glory in the church, even by Christ Jesus, thro' all the successions of future ages. amen.
and this the burthen of the song, "thanks be to God, even the father, for his son Jesus Christ our Lord."
abounding in good works by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Let our sacrifice then, which we are to offer to God by Jesus Christ, be that of incessant praises, the offering of our lips, which celebrate his name:
1 Peter 2:5
you your selves are as so many living stones, you are the edifice, the spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, agreeable to God by Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 4:11
let a speaker deliver nothing but what is agreeable to the divine oracles: and let him that attends the poor, be active in proportion to the strength God has given him. amen.
your christianity is very well known in the world. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you as expert in that which is good, as unpractis'd in what is evil.
1 Thessalonians 1:8
for the gospel has made so favourable a progress not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every other place, where the reputation of your divine faith has spread, that 'tis needless to mention any thing of it; since they all relate of us,