Reaching people

Reaching people

Acts 17:17 “So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the market-place day by day with those who happened to be there.”

Paul engaged in gospel discussions in the synagogue where the Jews were joined with the Gentiles who had repented from their gods of worship and turned to the one true God. He engaged with those in the market place, the ‘whomsoever’ was there and he did it daily.

It doesn’t seem that Paul was too concerned who was there, they were going to receive his gospel message.

We are not short of people to take the gospel message to. They are everywhere.

Paul submitted to the regular services and synagogue practices and the gospel message fitted into whatever was appropriate. But he also was engaged in ad-hoc mission outside in the market place.

We are people of the 4 walls but also of beyond. We are within and without the arrangements of man. Above all we are people of the people, wherever they might be.

Paul shared the gospel every day with those who had come to the market not for the gospel. Paul knew that is how he would capture the most for the gospel.

We are people who innovatively reach the unreached and the ‘not-bothered’ crowds of people.  We do not do events, we are the event, wherever we are.



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