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And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins....

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank...

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank...

For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in the Roman province of Macedonia, where they live, but also in Achaia - the capital of it was Athens - and in every place, your faith to God-ward is spread abroad....

The text is in 1 Thessalonians 1:8. This is the first letter of the apostle Paul, and he compliments the church at Thessalonica. First Thessalonians 1:8: "For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia," two of the...