This is a part of Paul's letter to the church in Thessalonica. Paul describes how the church served as bearer of God's message not only in Macedonia and Achaia but everywhere. Paul was the missionary who went live with them. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Thessalonians got the message. The church then had to sow the seed that they received. They lived where they were as missionaries to those who did not know God. The passages describe the characteristics of the Christians in Thessalonica.
1. Remembered and prayed before God
--Your work produced by faith
--Your labor promted by love
--Your endurance inspired by hope in the Lord Jesus Christ
2. Powered by the Holy Spirit
3. Loved and chosen by God
4. Imitators of the Lord
5. Received the message inspite of severe suffering
6. Model to all believers
"Let our lives ring out the Lord's message right here and then everywhere."
"They will know we are Christians by our love." Let our lives reflect the one we serve - the living and true God.
as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.