The start of recap of 1Thessalonians. Every chapter speaks of the Second Coming of Christ. Chapter 1 speaks of the effect of the gospel in light of the Second Coming. The gospel is to be preached in power and received with joy. The effect of the gospel involves a turning- turning towards God or away from him. The Christian life is doing all with the blessed hope of Christ’s return in mind.
The proof of Christ’s work in your life proves we can trust His promise to do what we can’t see yet. He is trustworthy. The true test of whether or not you’ve had an effective ministry can be found in the lives of people who have been changed because of you.