Thoughts on 1 Thessalonians 2

The level of boldness and urgency messengers have is dependent on the following :
• The authority and power of the source of the message
• The messenger’s connection to the message
• The implications of the message to others

Paul understands all three very well. He has experienced the power of God in the road to Damascus. He was given a special charge to be the apostle to the Gentiles. He understands that people can be saved and changed through Jesus.

For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. (‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬ ESV)

Working to make a living is not an excuse to not proclaiming the gospel and actively obeying the Great Commission…

I understand these things in my head… I’m not sure how much of it has reached my heart..

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