Brave New World Day 7

Read Acts 17:6-7  And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also,  and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.”

     I love the way these men described the church in these verses: These men who have turned the world upside down….” With this being an election year, and with all of the divisive voices in the media, we need hope and security that is not of human origin. What God was doing through the early church was disrupting the the false peace that had been established. Whole families from every background were finding freedom and strength and hope in Jesus as the church lived and loved in ways that had never been seen. There were not charity organizations and no government programs. There was a group of people who saw needs and filled them because of God’s love. This new way of living turned the world upside down. Imagine what would happen if today’s church tapped into the Holy Spirit more every day and outwardly loved people without fear! God can still turn the world upside down. But He wants to do it through us.

How should the church look differently today from the culture that surrounds it?
Evaluate your own faith. Is your faith capable of “turning the world upside down?"
Ask God to show you what you can do to love those around you without fear and change the way they see the church. Then do it.