Friday, April 1, 2016


 “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.” 1Thessalonians 1:5
Do we really think enough about how our behavior impacts those around us? The Apostle Paul wrote that those in the church at Thessalonica knew what kind of people his team were. They had witnessed attitudes and actions in many different conditions and stresses while they were with them and that testimony should not only linger but inspire faithful and courageous living for Christ; then and now.
I am reminded of another Paul, my wife’s father, whose testimony in the factory must have been significant. Several years after his retirement and sometime in the year after his death a former co-worker visited our church and asked if it was Paul Boise’s church. He told us that Paul had spoken to him many times through the years about Christ. Even though he had been deeply religious, he now realized that he wanted what Paul had. We lead him to Jesus and he and his family were saved!  Remember, people are watching, who will your legacy inspire?