Daily Bible Podcast Day 296 – Job 13-14, Acts 17-18

August 23, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.” ~Acts 18:4

Observation:
In each new town Paul visits, he spends the Sabbath in the synagogue, trying to convince his fellow Jews, and those familiar with Judaism, that Jesus is the Messiah. He wins converts, but he also wins enemies. Paul identified his audience and then went where they were.

Application:
Who is my audience as an individual? Who is my audience as a church leader? More and more I’m beginning to think that trying to convince visitors to the church isn’t enough. I’m not sure what would be the modern equivalents of the synagogue, but I’m sure we’re supposed to be going there.

Prayer:
Father, where is my audience? Paul’s was in the synagogue, but where is mine? Is it enough to do a good job of attracting people to church or must we also go where the unchurched are. Where is that? Help us to go; help me to go and help me to know where to find those I’m supposed to be talking to.

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