Alaska Men's Ministries

We know a lot but change little.

God has given us his strategy through his word. Our faith will bring his promises to pass. Your enthusiasm to share the gospel should not be apprehensive or timid. Your commitment should be unyielding! Your knowledge should be unquestionable! Your examples should be of how God’s word has come to pass in your life. If someone told you that sharing what you know about God could increase your personal wealth how would you go about doing so? Would you develop a strategy of how to present your knowledge? Would you show a level of enthusiasm that was contagious? Would your commitment be relentless? Would you give examples of your wealth?

In 1 Thessalonians 1: 5-8 Paul answers these questions. He begins by saying; For our [preaching of the] glad tidings (the Gospel) came to you not only in word, but also in [its own inherent] power and in the Holy Spirit and with great conviction and absolute certainty [on our part]. You know what kind of men we proved [ourselves] to be among you for your good.

And you [set yourselves to] become imitators of us and [through us] of the Lord Himself, for you welcomed our message in [spite of] much persecution, with joy [inspired] by the Holy Spirit;

So that you [thus] became a pattern to all the believers (those who adhere to, trust in, and rely on Christ Jesus) in Macedonia and Achaia (most of Greece).
For not only has the Word concerning and from the Lord resounded forth from you unmistakably in Macedonia and Achaia, but everywhere the report has gone forth of your faith in God [of your learning of your whole personality on Him in complete trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness]. So we [find that we] never need to tell people anything [further about it.

God has given us his strategy through his word. Our faith will bring his promises to pass. Your enthusiasm to share the gospel should not be apprehensive or timid. Your commitment should be unyielding! Your knowledge should be unquestionable! Your examples should be of how God’s word has come to pass in your life.