Saturday, November 22, 2008

What happens when you say the Word

November 21, 2008

Acts 13:42-45 Twenty
42 As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the Synagogue, the people begged for a repetition of this teaching on the next Sabbath.
43 After the congregation had dispersed, many of the Jews, and of the converts who joined in their worship, followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue to rely upon the loving- kindness of God.
44 On the following Sabbath, almost all the city gathered to hear God's Message.
45 But the sight of the crowds of people filled the minds of the Jews with jealousy, and they kept contradicting Paul's statements in violent language.

Here we find that when you tell others about Jesus you will get one of two reactions. People will either love you or hate you. There does not seem to be any middle ground. Paul told the people and some wanted him to come back and others tried to shut him up.

There is not much you can do in a situation like this but just do what you can. If you know that God is with you like Paul did, they you will find that all will work out in the end. If not, it will not make a difference.

When faced with people against you, check to make sure you have God's will. If so, go forward, if not, back off.

Read through the Bible in historical order

Acts 13:1 - 14:28
James 1:1 - 5:20
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