06.12.20

06.12.20

Ezra 7
Ezra 8
Acts 19

I think one of the most difficult realities and decisions we have to face is that thee are times when we may need to stop actively evangelizing someone and “move on” in our mission.  This does not mean we cannot pray for them and for a door to open, but we may need to stop face-to-face evangelism with them and dedicate that time to others. It is not an easy decision but we have an example of Paul doing just that in today’s reading.

Acts 19:   Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So, Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus10 This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord.