Acts, Daring Faith in Action, Devotional, New Testament

Acts 17:1-9 (Daring Faith in Action Devotional)

1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 2 And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.” 4 And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women. 5 But the Jews were jealous, and taking some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd. 6 And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, 7 and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.” 8 And the people and the city authorities were disturbed when they heard these things. 9 And when they had taken money as security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.

Acts 17:1-9

Wisdom to Accomplish God’s will

To evangelize the world, which is a super big project, requires faith, courage, and also wisdom.  The Book of Acts recorded what the apostles did, not just inspiring us on faith and courage but also giving us the light of wisdom on how to complete this.

One Step at a Time

The apostles preached Gospel one city at a time.  Even though there were many cities, but by preaching the Gospel one city at a time, they eventually reached very far.  Sometimes we think too deeply and in too much detail; we want to have a complete plan, knowing each step of how to reach the goal.  For a big goal like evangelizing the world, just do it one step at a time, and do not think too much.

A Customary Way

Paul had a custom; when a city had a synagogue, he started his work there, and he would use the Scripture to prove that Jesus was Christ.  We should have a customary way of sharing the Gospel with others. That way, it will be easier for you to be ready to share the Gospel at any time. 

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