Phillip. Tabitha. Cornelius. All of these devout Christians had the introduction of ministering to the people.
Doesn’t that speak volumes?
Yes, they abstained from sin. I’m sure they gathered with other Christians to draw strength and encouragement. And surely they studied the ways of The Lord.
But their reputation was that they ministered unto others. They helped those in need.
Living a life in which you know Christ as your own is a great blessing. But living a life for Christ in a way that leads others to Him is even greater.