One of the best ways to learn is to watch the life of someone who does it well. You might call this person a coach, or a mentor or a role model. In 1 Thessalonians 1, the Thessalonians came to believe the gospel, turning to Go from idols. When they did, they began to “imitate” Paul and his team members, and in time, to imitate Christ, the ultimate Role Model for every believer!
In 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12, we begin a very personal section of the letter from Paul. In these verses he reminds the Thessalonians about his ministry among them. And as he does, we see in him a model for gospel ministry in three pictures.
To do gospel ministry, whether that’s as a Pastor/Elder, a Group Leader, Christian parent, co-worker, or friend… you must be…
A steward, entrusted with a valuable to deliver. A mother, sacrificially and affectionally serving others. A father, living an exemplary life, continually encouraging your “children” to follow Jesus.
Scripture: Acts 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12