(1Thess. 1:8) says “For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia or Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak anything.”
The saints at Thessalonica were excited even enthusiastic about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For Apostle Paul proclaimed as much when he said “For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia or Achaia but in everyplace your faith to God-ward is spread abroad;” Meaning that this church was willing to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ wherever they were. If they were at home it was all about Jesus, if they were at Church of course it was, but even in the hedges and highways of other regions they were ready, willing and able to share with enthusiasm.
Are the saints at Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill ready to share with the same enthusiasm? Are we willing to share with such vigor that a testimony comes forth that our faith is spread abroad because from us the word of the Lord is being (Sounded out) all over the region. In this Christian walk, certainly if you’ve grown up around church, it can get a little weary sometime. However, we should never allow our witness of the Gospel to become something that we do simply out of obligation. Neither should we allow it to become old and stale. People need to hear a Gospel that’s alive and well; they need to hear a Gospel where the witness is excited about the word, not someone who acts as if there is a gun being pointed to their head making them witness. Let us be more like the Thessalonians as it pertain to their witness in that we need to be enthusiastic (witness with a smile) in our witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
God Bless You