Happy Friday everyone! Today our scripture comes from I Thessalonians 2:8
"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well"
This was our theme verse when I was a Young Life leader. One of the things that I have found to be true in life is that people are more willing to listen to you and the Gospel when you have shared life with them. The idea of earning the right to be heard. We can't just go around preaching at people without investing in them. Taking care of their physical and emotional needs as well as the spiritual needs. Jesus did that in every encounter that he has with people. He loved people and cared about their needs and asks us to do the same.