To the Church in Elk Rapia...
The Impact of a Faithful Life
6) And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.
7) So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
8) For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
9) For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye 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, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
A) How we live... vs.5
- Our words must match our actions!
- Imitating us
- Imitating our Lord
C) Which can influence how others may live... vs. 7,8
- Ensamples= model
- Sounded = to reverberate
D) Resulting in others knowing about... vs. 9,10
- Work of faith - Turned to God from idols
- Labor if love - Serve the Living and true God
- Patience of hope - Wait for his Son
To leave an eternal legacy, live for God!