“For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything” – The sign of a true disciple, is one that goes forth and helps to create more disciples. Indeed, it’s a good thing to come to know God for oneself; but the greater work is to bring to others that same knowledge so that they in turn become disciples and go out and share what was given to them!