We live in the era of text messages and Marco Polo. Back in the day, we used to write letters. My wife saved a box of letters we wrote to each other before we were married. If you read them, you’d know what we were doing, questions we were asking, things we were hoping for, you’d know what was happening in our lives.
Paul wrote to the Thessalonian Church for several reasons, but one was to affirm their faith, love, and hope during hard times. He let them know their lives made him grateful to God for the work of His grace in them and through them. And in the midst of affirming them and thanking God for them, he shows us how the gospel works.
It comes to you, it works in you, and it echos from you. The questions are: Have you repented? Do you believe the gospel? How is the gospel working in you now? Who are you pointing to Jesus?
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1:4-10; Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 1:21; Romans 10:14; Ephesians 1; Deuteronomy 7