February 10, 2019: SOAP #3356:   Leviticus 13-14; Acts 17 Scripture:    Acts (NIV) 17:17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the market-place day by day with those who happened to be there. Observation:   Paul was not a weekend warrior for the Lord.   His was a […]

February 10, 2019: SOAP #3356:   Leviticus 13-14; Acts 17

Scripture:    Acts (NIV) 17:17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the market-place day by day with those who happened to be there.

Observation:   Paul was not a weekend warrior for the Lord.   His was a daily commitment.   On the Sabbath he presented Jesus as the Promised Messiah of the Old Testament scriptures to the Jews and Greeks who attended the synagogue.   The rest of the week he presented Jesus as the God who created the earth and the heavens; He gives life and breath to every man and every living thing on the earth.

There is no 'off and on' switch to a life of ministry.   There are no days off.   Opportunities to share God's love happen anytime and anywhere.

Application:  My ministry should follow Paul's example.   On Sunday I minister to those with whom I join in worship.   During the week, I minister to everyone with whom I happen to come in contact.

Walking in the Spirit, He keeps me ready.   He keeps me aware of those around me that need His touch.

Prayer:     Holy Spirit, keep me ready to share God's presence, love, and willingness to be involved in people's lives.  Amen

Pastor Leon
Making friends for time and eternity!