Today’s Reading | Acts 18
The Need to Refocus
In this chapter, there is a bit of information that can help us a great deal in determining how to reach out to our individual mission fields. Do you know where it is found? Look at the example of the Apostle Paul in verse six. Paul tried diligently to reach the Jews and share the message of Christ with them. They resisted no matter what he tried. He did not appear to have made any progress with the Jews. He decided to find people who were interested and spend time with them. He was not going to continue investing his time with those who had no interest in spiritual things. He was wasting his time. God directed him to begin building relationships with Gentiles who responded to the gospel message overwhelmingly. We can sometimes do the same thing and focus on those who have no real desire for our message and miss people surrounding us who would be open to Christ. It is good, at times, to examine our outreach and maybe refocus on those who are open. The Bible makes it clear that there will be some who do not want to hear about Christ, and others who are searching. Can you name someone you know who is open to the message of Christ?
Make a list of people you have been trying to reach out to.
How have they responded?
List some people you know who might be open to the gospel?
How can you begin to share it with them?