Your very lives are a letter [from Christ]
that anyone can read by just looking at you.
—2 Corinthians 3:3
There are talented people with high-level media expertise in most of our churches today. We use their proficiency to transmit the message. With print, radio, television, CDs, VCDs, social media, and livestreaming, we endeavor to witness to the world.
And rightly so. We should utilize every available medium to communicate the gospel.
Even so, we also possess something that requires no expensive electronic gadgetry or production competence. It’s not organized, specialized, or computerized. It is the witness of our lives. Call it the “Thessalonian witness.”
Paul said the Thessalonians’ faith had “become known everywhere” (1 Thes 1:8). It was communicated person-to-person, by word-of-mouth: people became aware of the Thessalonians’ faithful lives and couldn’t resist talking about it and embracing it.
The good lives of good people in good churches provide a powerful witness.
What we are speaks louder
than what we say.