O brothers and sisters loved by God, we know He has chosen you. And here is why: what you experienced in the good news we brought you was more than words channeling down your ears; it came to you as a life-empowering, Spirit-infused message that offers complete hope and assurance! (1 Thes 1:4-5)
There are few occasions when a politician speaks and you are totally enamored by what he or she says. Perhaps JFK’s speech in Berlin, Ronald Regan’s demands to Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall and Obama’s Inaugural address in 2008. But few speeches have the power to transform lives, except, that is, for the gospel. It is:
Life-empowering—lives were and are changed causing people to do life changing things.
The spirit-infused message that offers complete hope and assurance—what more do we need than hope for the future and realization that God has everything under control.