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Next Door To the Church House

Acts 18:7 7 Then he left and went to the home of Titius Justus, a Gentile who worshiped God and lived next door to the synagogue. 8 Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, and everyone in his household believed in the Lord. Many others in Corinth also heard Paul, became believers, and were baptized.

God is working in an incredible way and everywhere Paul goes the message of Christ and the conviction of the Holy Spirit is resulting in converts. New life is happening everywhere, even next door to the church house. Right after Paul leaves his preaching to those who didn't believe his message he steps right into a group of people who gladly received Jesus. Even the leader of the Jewish Synagogue gets saved, along with everyone in his household. So many times this is how God works. In one group of people, there are those doubters and then the message is gladly received in another group of people who live just live right next door to the church. If this were today we might say we need to reach those who live in "the shadow of the church steeple."

When we share the gospel, people are born again. So share your testimony and let the living message of salvation have it's way in your life and scores of people who are lost will be saved. You don't have to be a Bible scholar to share this message. Your testimony is a powerful tool that God will use to lead others to a saving faith in Jesus.

As you can see, even Corinth is seeing a move of God as more and more come to Jesus. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, Corinth was known as a "sin city." Actually "nothing" can stop the gospel of Jesus Christ from being heard. Not even a very sinful city like Corinth. If you read 1 and 2 Corinthians and study those two letters you will see just how God was moving in this very "worldly" city. God can work in your city also and He WILL work if you turn Him loose. Your willingness to serve Jesus is necessary and God will put you in place after place, in what I call "divine appointments" in order to share His message of hope. A good place to begin as a church is in those homes that are in the shadow of the steeple, so they can walk to church. Then let the message spread out from there. IT WILL HAPPEN!

The Pilgrimage Continues

David Warren

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