We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you,

not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.

                                         (1 Thessalonians 2:8 NIV)


One day, the son of a friend of seminary president Lee Scarborough was accidentally shot in the head. Upon his arrival, the doctor said that the only way to save his life was through a living blood transfusion. He took needles and placed them in the arms of the father and the son. While the doctor was working on the back of the boy’s head, the blood from the father was giving life to him. In this verse Paul was actually saying, “We connected a spiritual syringe, giving to you the very life that the Lord Jesus gave to us.”