KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 17:4 ” And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.”
Our key scripture says that, after Paul had continuously discussed with the Jews for 3 Sabbath days some of the Jews believed and of the devout Greeks a great multitude and of the chief women as well. This was a great success in ministry.
From Paul’s experience we see the following;
1)He prepared himself by studying the law and the prophets, allowing the Lord to teach him about Jesus the Messiah from these scriptures.
2) He taught the Jews in the synagogues.
3) He continued to do it over a time.
The results were there to show. Some of the Jews were saved. If he had stayed at home who would have been saved?
The work of evangelism is like what a salesman does. He or she sells a product. His proper presentation and consistency always pay off. Dear child of God involved in evangelism, keep sharing the Gospel to whatever community, group or people that you have been opportune to reach out to.
In some cases, it may seem nothing is going on. You may not be seeing immediate fruits, yet don’t give up, make evangelism your lifestyle.
The word of God is very potent and would definitely yield good results.
Acts 17:5 teaches that some of the Jews who did not believe organized some hooligans to raise an uproar against Paul. They assaulted the house of Jason, a disciple whose home Paul and his team lodged. They found them not and took hold of Jason and drew him to the rulers of the city. The people gave the following testimony about Paul in Acts 17:6 “………. these men who have turned the world upside down are come here also.” This is a very powerful testimony to be said about any child of God and especially ministers of God. Paul and his team made so much impact that they were described as people who turned the world upside down. How did this come to pass? They did it by Consistent, fearless, preaching. It must be done without fear for anybody and any threat for our lives. For the Christian, living is for Christ and dying is gain.
Stir in the church and in all Christian leaders a commitment to saving our world. May the church be fearless and committed to raise the banner of Jesus very high.
Acts 20:24 ” But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”
Philippians 1:20 ” According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.”