1 Thessalonians 2:1-15
Holiness - to be set apart so we can be a witness to the world about God.
Paul and his fellow preachers came and gave. They didn't take; they gave.
They did not live as heathen people lived.
The Jewish people were chosen to be a treasured possession. We a people separated for God.
Out of all the people on the earth; God chose you to fulfill his purpose.
This is not about rules and regulations, this is about who you are.
Jesus died and rose again for you. God dealt with your sin.
1 Peter 1:15-16
Be separated from the worldly corruption and evil. God is not apart of the worlds system.
Paul and his friends were meticulously about being honest. They were conscious of the responsibility to be honest and not taking from the people.
Being blameless. We are to live our lives to be transparent. Jesus' life was open for all to see. They killed him even though they found no fault in him.
1 Corinthians 11:1
Paul was put in prison because he followed Jesus Christ; not because he did anything wrong (did not disobey law of land).
When you tell people a message but you don't live the message, you lose respect.
Something to think about and talk to the Lord about...