The Word of God is our guide on how to evangelize and lead hearers to the Lord Jesus Christ successfully where ever the Lord takes us to. It’s about time we laid aside how to evangelize our own way, and do things God’s way. His ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts are higher than our thoughts, and His ways works every time, all the time.
We need to learn how to tap into the anointing of the Holy Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is here not only to convict and help us to live holy and righteously. Nor is He here to make us feel saved, happy and clappy! He is here living in those who are born-again (John 3/Romans 8:9-11) to embolden and empower us to minister and proclaim to all the world the Gospel message of Salvation of Jesus Christ and to convince (2 Timothy 4:1-2), and to raise up the hearers faith (Romans 10:8-20)! Not only in Word but also by the demonstration of the power of God (1 Corinthians 2:1-5)!
The Book of Acts 17 teaches us not only what we ought to pray for with all fervency in the Spirit of God, but also teaches us how to minister through cultural obstacles, God’s way through His anointing of wisdom and understanding.
James 1:5-8 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to Him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man supposes that he will receive anything from the Lord; He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
Acts 17 (Ministering Through Cultural Barriers)
Audio Length: 33:41
*00:59 Acts 17:5-14
Our Lord Jesus Christ never promised us a rose garden. But He did promised us trials and tribulations. But be of good cheer, the Lord Jesus has overcome the world, the flesh and the devil and so will we if, we do not be discouraged, nor be dismayed, keeping our eyes on the Lord at all times.
That’s why it is so important to read the Word of God in order to be encouraged and move forward as the Truth goes marching forth. And all humanity has no excuse for sins on the day of judgment, for all have heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
*19:50 Acts 17:15-34
Teaches us how to penetrate these same barriers today as was in the days of the Book of Acts with the absolute truth of Jesus Christ by the guidance of His Holy Spirit with wisdom and with gentleness (Matthew 10:16)