Acts 20:1-21

Acts 20:1-21

Acts 20:7Vintage message from June 1, 1997.

If we spend our time telling the truth of God’s Word, peoples’ lives are going to be changed, and that’s why I believe it’s very important for us to understand here; that it is God’s Word that brings the change. It is not our clever attempts to condemn or convict or to tell someone they’re wrong that will bring change to them, and often times it only closes the door to us and an effective witness to that life. But if we just simply begin to study and know God’s Word, if we teach God’s Word, if we share God’s Word when we have the opportunity, that is what opens the door, that’s what brings the change…
This is what believers are to be about. This is what you and I are to be about. Sharing the plain and simple truth of the gospel of Jesus. That Jesus wants us to be repentant in our heart. He wants us to come to the place of admitting when we’re living in sin…
We become so discouraged sometimes because bad things happen around us that we take our eyes off of Jesus, and we fail to be an encouragement to the people around us. We are called to occupy. We are called to share the truth. We are called to present God’s Word to those around us. And if we do this in a way that encourages and builds them up, their hearts are going to be changed. They are going to notice a difference in their life because of how we live our lives.
Dave Elkins