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Read Introduction to 1 Thessalonians

 

“For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake“
 
for your sake
 
God’s work done in God’s way is always for the sake of the lost. When we do it God’s way, it always influences the lost. The gospel team was not in the ministry for themselves. They had no mercenary motive in presenting the gospel. The gospel was for the sake of the Thessalonians.
 
The gospel team concerned themselves with the kind of product they wanted to produce.
Principle:
True communicators of the gospel present the gospel for the sake of the lost, not for their own prestige or recognition.
Application:
True communicators of the gospel present the gospel for the sake of the lost, not for their own prestige or recognition. Much ministry today is to advance one’s career. We care more about how we deliver ministry than the impact our ministry has on people.
“For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:5-6).
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