Paul’s approach to outreach and ministry is a great model for our times. His normal pattern was to bring the gospel message first to the Jews by using synagogues as his base of communication.
“As was Paul’s custom, he went to the synagogue service, and for three Sabbaths in a row he used the Scriptures to reason with the people. He explained the prophecies and proved that the Messiah must suffer and rise from the dead. He said, “This Jesus I’m telling you about is the Messiah” (Acts 17:2-3, NLT).
But the apostle also expanded his outreach to the market place or the public square.
“While Paul was waiting … in Athens, he … went to the synagogue to reason with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and he spoke daily in the public square to all who happened to be there” (Acts 17:16-17).
Consider Paul’s method of communication revealed through…
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