Paul's thanksgiving to God for the vibrant lived-out faith of the Thessalonian believers in 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10 displays what it means to faithfully serve God in anticipation of our Lord's return and encourages us to follow their example.
1. Thanksgiving to God for active devotion to Christ (1:2-3)
2. Confirmation of God's election in receiving the Gospel (1:4-7)
3. Evangelistic allegiance in expectation of the Son's return (1:8-10)