With Power

1 Thessalonians 1:5

5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.

With Power

“The gospel came ‘with power’; it had a powerful effect on the Thessalonians. Whenever the Bible is heard and obeyed, lives are changed! Christianity is more than a collection of interesting facts; it is the power of God to everyone who believes. What has God’s power done in your life since you first believed?” (Life Application Study Bible 2015)

Work Cited

Life Application Study Bible. Zondervan, 2011. p. 2015.

The Marks of Effective Christians in Any Age

1 Thessalonians 1:3

3 We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Marks of Effective Christians in Any Age

“The Thessalonians had stood firm when they were persecuted (1:6; 3:1-4, 7, 8). Paul commended these young Christians for their work produced by faith, labor prompted by love, and endurance inspired by hope. These characteristics are the marks of effective Christians in any age.” (Life Application Study Bible 2015)

Work Cited

Life Application Study Bible. Zondervan, 2011. p. 2015.

Do Greater

John 14:12-14

12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.