1 Thessalonians 1:2–3 (ESV)

2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers,

Good works, sacrificial service, and faithful endurance are important and necessary qualities for every Christian, and we should always be looking for ways to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24). But it is crucial to understand how these qualities are produced in us. According to 1 Thessalonians 1:3 they are produced by faith, love, and hope in the Lord Jesus Christ.