RICHARD DEAN BROOKS
ALWAYS HELPING NEW BELEIVERS
1 THESSALONIANS 2:9-12
9Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. 10You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed.11For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children,12encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
2: 9 Although Paul had the right to receive financial support from the people he taught, he supported himself as a tentmaker (Acts 18: 3) so that he wouldn’t be a burden to the new Thessalonian believers.
2: 11 No loving father would neglect the safety of his children, allowing them to walk into circumstances that might be harmful or fatal. In the same way, we must take new believers under our wing until they are mature enough to stand firm in their faith. We must help new Christians become strong enough to influence others for the sake of the gospel.
2: 12 By his words and example, Paul encouraged the Thessalonians to live in such a way that would be worthy of God. If someone observed you for a day, what would be their impression of what you believe? What might people think of God from watching you? What can you do to encourage and exhort the believers around you to live lives pleasing to God?Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible
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