For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything.
– 1 Thessalonians 1:8 (ESV)
Paul is thankful for the Thessalonians. In the verse above he is explaining the fact that they have become imitators of Paul and the others so that they have become examples to the other believers.
The effect is astounding. The word has gone out from them in turn. Also their faith has gone out. I am taking this to mean that there are new believers all over the surrounding region as a result of their witness. This is a missionary-minded church because of the gospel they received.
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So many churches today are looking for “Brand Recognition” or the best way to advertise that they have forgotten the most important thing they do. Church is about equipping me to be the best representation of Christ I can be, so that I can lead others to Him. I am to be the best outreach tool my church has. I can only do that if I can strengthen my faith in worship and fellowship with others. just a thought
Hi Jene (how do you do that funny french thing on the end?)
That’s a great comment and your attitude is a great asset to the church.
On a PC running windows you hold down the alt key and then type the numbers 1,3,0. When you release the alt key you will find the é.
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