Last week we talked about being able to rationally explain and reason with people to persuade them about the truth--to show them that what we believe is plausible.
Paul sat down and had conversations with the Jews and the gentiles in the town of Thessalonica. It wasn’t a preachy environment, but one of a dialogue and Q&A--very informal.
But during this time, he was able to explain to the people, in terms they would understand, the reality of the gospel.
Imagine the scenario, Paul probably didn’t use terms they wouldn’t understand, or use what we would call today, Christian-ese or use examples they wouldn’t apply.
He used the Bible, and in simple terms, showed them the truth. Every Christian should be able to do this. You don’t have to be a scholar, just know the basics.
So we saw the result of Paul’s time with them.