1 Thessalonians 1:9-10
Conversion testimonies are of two kinds: tedious or edifying. What makes the difference between these is authenticity. True conversion stories don’t have to be dramatic or spectacular; all they need to be is genuine. The story of the Thessalonian’s conversion is one which stands out as remarkable for its simplicity and truth as Paul summarizes its key elements: turning to God from idols. This message explores conviction, separation, and reorientation as the main parts of the spiritual experience of true conversion.