“Do We Understand the Gospel of Grace?”
I believe that most of you reading this do understand. But it is never something believers take for granted. Paul and his helpers went int some areas like Thessalonica where the people picked up his teaching and read it.
He also went to some places the did not hold true to the teachings of the Holy Spirit through Paul.
Please read the following scriptures and see that the Lord’s ministry in Thessalonica was well received.
1 Paul, Silas, and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2 We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.
3 We continually 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.
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.
6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.
8 The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia — your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,
9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,
10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead — Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.
Oh that more and more people might understand this Gospel of Grace.
Understand, salvation is not celebrating what we have done, but what He has done.
To Him be all honor and glory forever, Amen