8 Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. 9 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 Tyrannus. 10 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.
These couple of verses is a great overview of Paul’s routine every time he entered a new city or town. Paul always first enters a synagogue (a worship building only for Jews) to share the gospel to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. This went on for 3 months. Once he encountered hostility, he moved to a school where he shared the gospel to anyone (not only Jews) who had ears to listen. The beauty of the gospel is that it’s inclusive of all cultures, ethnicities and nationalities (Con).
Thoughts for the day
- How inclusive are you when you share the gospel?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Choose one thing about this day and pray for it – maybe there’s something that particularly stands out to you? It may be a conversation, an event or an emotion.