1 Thessalonians 1-2
After spending less than a month with the Thessalonians believers, Paul writes them a letter. His letter begins with much thanksgiving and praise for these believers. They are doing well and spreading the good news, which pleases Paul. He this reminisces about his time with them, particularly the example he had with them and how they accepted his message as God’s word. Even though his time with them was short, he is encouraged by how they live out their faith.
Making disciples is a two step process of evangelism & discipleship. But, it is a process that requires getting involved in people’s lives. This is what Paul did with the Thessalonians believers. He shared the gospel, and then his life. This is the same attitude we need to have. We need to spend time with people because so much of the faith is learned by watching others live it out, not solely by academic study.
Are your discipleship relationships life on life?