Reflections on Acts 19

I’ve been going through the book of Acts and thinking a lot about the incredible evangelism work God did particularly through the preaching of Peter and Paul. These few verses of Acts 19 stopped me in my tracks:

Acts 19:8 And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. Acts 19:9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. Acts 19:10 And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

Paul’s preaching was so constant, even in spite of some people’s disbelief, that after those two years everyone who lived in that area had heard the gospel! I think that is worth pondering.

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8 Responses to Reflections on Acts 19

  1. Today is a good day to reflect on Peter and Paul: it’s their feast day in the Roman Church. 🙂

    • Julia says:

      I’m not Catholic so the timing of my post is merely coincidental.

      • You don’t have to be Catholic to celebrate Peter and Paul. 🙂

      • Do I gather that you have a problem with Catholics?

      • Julia says:

        I was just pointing out that it was a true coincidence because I’m not at all familiar with the feasts of the Catholic church. I do disagree with much of the theology of the Catholic yes. But I wouldn’t say I have a problem with Catholics.

      • I realized it was a coincidence. I just thought it was a pleasant one. 🙂 I didn’t expect that you agreed with Catholic theology, but I do hope you accept Catholics as brothers and sisters in Christ. Because we are.

      • David_Kent says:

        Catholicism is fundamentally incompatible with Biblical Christianity. It is a false gospel inspired by demons and preached by demonic false prophets (aka “popes”)

      • Those are not very charitable words, and I disagree. I’d challenge you to discuss any one of those points, if you cared to debate them. But Ms. Julia’s blog is not the place to do that.

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