On a cross-cultural evangelism, the apostles were seeing fruits of their labours as people chose to follow Jesus. They were not there to wile away time, they did not join a new fad, they were on a life or death assignment, communicating the love of God through Jesus to people where they are.
What they were doing was unique. They were pushing a novel agenda. In the time they lived, influence came either by military conquest, economic link, or long-held tradition, or a teacher rising up among the people, giving them a new perspective of things, but in Paul and Barnabas, we see pioneers of a systematic invasion of other locations with truth.
They came into an area and spoke of things the people have not heard of. They opened a door by their activity and many followed after. They are the hunters (Jeremiah 16:16), who leave the comfort of where they are, endure the uncomfortable life in the “bush”, and hunt for those appointed to eternal life.
- The Old and New Covenant: Don’t justify wrongs based on Old Testament (sethgogo.com)
- Your Word for This Day: “Living in The Will of God” (thotam.com)
- You Must Forsake Your Old Way of Life to be a Christian (christianitymatters.com)
- The Root Cause of Disease – Divine Healing That Works (thekingsofeden.com)
- Adam and the Gospel (biblescienceguy.wordpress.com)
- New Book: History Is ‘Entirely Incompatible’ With Islam (alipac.us)
- Colossians: The Power of God (irondequoitvineyard.com)
- The bogus “mystery” of the Gospel (vanguardngr.com)
- WORD OF THE DAY – Thursday 25 August 2016 (fellowshiproom.org)