Monday, July 6, 2009

Who cares!?!

Paul and company were traveling through Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea and they had similar reactions at each place. Some were curious, some were angry or jealous, but they all cared. This was why Paul started preaching in the synagogues. He knew the people there cared. But his message inspired others to care as well.

"But the Jews were jealous; so they rounded up some bad characters from the marketplace, formed a mob and started a riot in the city."

"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true."

Both of these people cared enough to act - for or against Paul. He got a similar reaction everywhere he went. So did the other apostles. Their message resulted in action. Does the church today still inspire the same action? Does it still get people hot and bothered, does it still get people to daily search for truth?

What do people in our community care about these days? What are we doing that people would care about? What are we doing to get the people who are already in church to care?

No matter what strategies we create or what structures we set up, they won't accomplish anything if people don't care enough to take part in them.

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