1 Thessalonians


Characteristics of the Body of Christ in 1 THESSALONIANS

Characteristics of the Body of Christ in 1 THESSALONIANS

If you've yet to do so, you're invited to read Who We Are (and Are Not) for an explanation of the list below.

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Who We Are (and Are Not) Given This, Walk This Way
  • Whom God chose (1 Thess. 1:3)



  • Imitators of the Apostles & of Christ (1 Thess. 1:6)





  • Being rescued from the wrath to come (1 Thess. 1:10)


  • The glory and joy of Paul (1 Thess. 2:20)




  • Sanctified [set apart as holy] (1 Thess. 4:3)






  • Called not for impurity, but in sanctification (1 Thess. 4:7)
  • Given the Holy Spirit (1 Thess. 4:8)
  • Taught by God to love one another (1 Thess. 4:9)







  • Not in darkness (1 Thess. 5:4)
  • Sons of light and sons of day (1 Thess. 5:5)
  • Not of night nor of darkness (1 Thess. 5:5)





  • Not destined for wrath (1 Thess. 5:9)
  • Destined to obtain salvation through Christ (1 Thess. 5:9)


  • Work in faith (1 Thess. 1:3)
  • Labor in love (1 Thess. 1:3)
  • Be steadfast in hope in Christ in the presence of God (1 Thess. 1:3)

  • Receive the word with the joy of the Spirit (1 Thess. 1:6)
  • Become an example to other believers (1 Thess. 1:7)
  • Turn to God from idols to serve a living and true God (1 Thess. 1:9)

  • Walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you (1 Thess. 2:12)
  • Endure sufferings from men (1 Thess. 2:14)

  • Increase and overflow in love for one another & for all people (1 Thess. 3:12)
  • Walk and please God so as to excel still more (1 Thess. 4:1)

  • Abstain from sexual immorality (1 Thess. 4:3)
  • Control your body in sanctification and honor (1 Thess. 4:4)
  • Do not control your body in lustful passion (1 Thess. 4:5)
  • Do not transgress and defraud a brother in the area of sexual purity (1 Thess. 4:6)



  • Love the brethren (1 Thess. 4:10)
  • Lead a quiet life (1 Thess. 4:11)
  • Attend to your own business and work with your hands (1 Thess. 4:11)
  • Walk honestly before outsiders (1 Thess. 4:12)
  • Do not be in any need (1 Thess. 4:12)
  • Do not grieve for those who have died in Christ (1 Thess. 4:13-14)


  • Do not sleep but be alert and sober (1 Thess. 5:6)
  • Put on the breastplate of faith and love (1 Thess. 5:8)
  • Put on the helmet that is the hope of salvation (1 Thess. 5:8)


  • Encourage and build up one another in the faith (1 Thess. 5:11)
  • Appreciate & esteem highly those who diligently labor among you (1 Thess. 5:12-13)
  • Live in peace with one another (1 Thess. 5:13)
  • Admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone (1 Thess. 5:14)
  • Do not repay evil for evil, but always seek after what is good for one another and all people (1 Thess. 5:15)
  • Rejoice always (1 Thess. 5:16)
  • Pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17)
  • Give thanks in everything (1 Thess. 5:18)
  • Do not quench the Spirit (1 Thess. 5:19)
  • Do not despise prophesying 5:20)
  • Examine everything carefully (1 Thess. 5:21)
  • Hold fast to that which is good (1 Thess. 5:21)
  • Abstain from every form of evil (1 Thess. 5:22)
  • Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss (1 Thess. 5:26)