1 Thessalonians 1:4-5

2 Chronicles 2

4 For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

4 responses to “1 Thessalonians 1:4-5

  1. First I would like to say..
    Merry Christmas!!!!
    Happy Birthday Jesus!!!!!!!!!!

    I think this is talking about how the Bible is not just a book of words put together to help us make right or wrong decisions in life, but its talking about the depth of what is beyond the words of the Bible. The Bible came to us in words, yes, but in those words and beyond them God’s power is put in the Bible with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. Thats why our leaders like us to reread passages and stuff because we learn something different from it each time we read it. We find more depth when we reread it.

  2. 1) They preached in the Power of the Holy Spirit – The power of the HOly Spirit is a power that brings about conviction and deliverance—convicts us of our sins and then delivers us from the bonds of those sins

    2) they preached with deep conviction- in their hearts they were fully persuaded and had the full assurance of the truth and power of the message they were sharing, that their hearts drove them to preach, share and live the message

    3) They preached through the message of their lives, not just words- The apostles recognized that the message they preached was fully effective by the life that they lived, not just the words that they spoke

  3. When I read about the work of the Holy Spirit I am continually amazed… It is incredible how the Holy Spirit interacts with us.. and it is so unfortunate that many people today are unaware of all the Holy Spirit is capable of doing in our lives today.

  4. The Spirit has such a powerful ministry in salvation. We have to be obedient in sharing the Word and in living a consistent live as a testimony, but it is the revelation of the Spirit and His conviction that bring men to salvation.

    Paul acknowledges that it was not the power of their words but the Spirit and the love of God that drew men.

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