· He declared the gospel through much conflict.
· Paul, Silvanus and Timothy’s appeal did not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive those they ministered to.
· They spoke, not to please man, but to please God, knowing that He tests their hearts.
· They never came with words of flattery, nor with a pretext for greed.
· They did not seek glory from people.
· Paul said they were gentle among them, like a nursing mother taking care of her children.
· They were ready to share the gospel of God and their own lives.
· They worked night and day so as not to be a burden to anyone.
· God was a witness to how holy and righteous their conduct toward the believers was.
· They were like a father exhorting, encouraging and charging the believers.
· Their boast was only in the Lord.
These are the marks of a true servant that is genuinely concerned about the spiritual welfare of those in the church. There is no room for pride, self-consideration or impure motives. Let us see to it that we grow in this grace; modeling servant leadership and showing deep concern for the maturity of others.