Day SeventeenPastor Frank Aprea
But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.
Acts 17:6 (NKJV)
At the beginning of Acts 17, Luke recorded the journey of Paul and Silas to Thessalonica. Once in Thessalonica, they began proclaiming the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, and many were believing and committing their lives to Jesus. As a result of this, the unbelieving citizens went looking for Paul and Silas.
When they did not find them, they dragged this man Jason, and some others who were believers, to stand before the rulers of the city. Notice what they had to say about the followers of Jesus. “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.” The life-changing message of Jesus Christ not only transformed individual lives but it also transformed communities.
We need to remember that God desires us to be world changers. We are meant to impact our community as we demonstrate Jesus through our lives. It allows us to share the good news about Him. One by one lives are transformed, and before you know it a community is reached for the Kingdom of God.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to remember the words of Jesus when He said, “The harvest is great but the labors are few.” You desire to not just transform individual lives but You desire to transform communities as well. Help me to go out into my community and shine the light of Jesus and see my community reached for your Kingdom. In Jesus name, Amen.
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