Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus whom I preach to you is the Christ.” And some of them were persuaded;
Reflection: In various parts of Scripture, we see Paul going to the place where people met together. While he was speaking in a Jewish synagogue on this occassion, he began trying to "explain" and "demonstrate" how Jesus was crucified and "rose again." He sought to proclaim the message of the Gospel to a primarily Jewish audience and helped them to understand the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Old Testament.
Application: What are you intentionally doing to "explain" and "demonstrate" to others the truth of the Gospel? Ask God to give you the wisdom to do so and to help you to share the message of the Gospel with an "audience" of His choosing.
The New King James Version. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982), Acts 17:2–4.
4th Street Live was holding a New Years Eve celebration event. Some of it is outside and there are several indoor clubs. Essentially, it is ongoing section of the downtown area sectioned off for night clubs and parties. Many people were in attendance. Outreach began around 11 PM and went until about 1:30 AM. Tracts distribution was provided and opportunities to share the Gospel! Though there was a rain shortly after midnight, a Pastor involved in the outreach said it was a blessing. Please pray the tracts and messages shared will bear good fruit!
The Bardstown Halloween event in Louisville, KY featured about 70+ units of people parading down streets in Louisville. This seemed like a good opportunity to spread the gospel and though we arrived a bit late, the ability to give out tracts was plentiful.
4th Street Live is a regular hang out for parties, dining, and night clubs. It is a section of Louisville that is closed off and is just for this purpose. Being the Saturday before Halloween, the Night of the Livin Dead was the title of the event and there was a $7500 costume contest, so there were quite a few people putting forth some effort as they dressed up in costumes.
There were many tracks given out during the night and a few conversations, but with events like these, there are many people moving quickly and passing out tracts. There were two on the team and this increased to 3 a bit later in the evening. Another Church had organized as well, so that there was coverage on many different street corners so that the Gospel was given out to many during the night. Praise the Lord for the opportunity!
A close Pastor friend of mine from Nigeria had expressed an interest in going out to experience the abortion clinics. He had mentioned to me that in Africa, abortion is illegal. To him, this was a new experience. My first time was last week. When you try to put into words what is happening there, you cannot describe accurately. A person just has to go and see it for themselves. You really should see it and experience what is happening.
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