1 Thessalonians 1:5
For when we brought you the Good News, it was not only with words but also with power, for the Holy Spirit gave you full assurance that what we said was true. (New Living Translation)
I wondered what the easiest way would be to help you know the topic of this post. I came up with a very creative title, didn’t I?!
In our “live” women’s Bible studies this past week, we discussed Lessons 1 and 2 of Letters to Thessalonians. One woman said that “anyone could look at the Thessalonians and see that they were believers.” That is a fantastic description of their acceptance of and obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I love the picture below, as a visual of the light that shines through us as a result of the gospel.
In my lecture, I explained what happened to the Thessalonians that radically changed their lives. Was it circumstances? Was it Paul’s words? Was it miracles? Those played a part, but it was the work of the Holy Spirit in their hearts…giving them much assurance… that made all the difference, producing evidence that they were saved.
Here’s the handout: Assurance Produces Evidence