Text: Acts 13:1-12 | Listen to Message
Making a straight, sensible path to Jesus
The first Christian missionaries impacted the world by taking the gospel to influential cities. Salamis was the cultural and commercial center of Cyprus, and Paphos was the capital. Together, these two cities shaped the religion, culture, politics, and economics of the entire island.
In order to impact our generation for Christ, we, too, must make a gospel impact on the cities. We must go to the people and places that are forging culture, and we must make a Jesus-shaped impression there.
When Christians avoid these people and places (and vocations and circumstances), and don’t impact them with an intentional gospel witness, one of the disastrous consequences is that people default to following leaders who themselves are spiritually blind and self-deceived. And then only the voices of false teachers get heard.
We need a generation of Spirit-filled Christians who will make it our mission to create a straight, sensible path to Jesus. Get rid of the hoops and hurdles. Tear out the obstacles that prevent people from seeing and savoring Jesus Christ. And share the gospel like the simple announcement of Good News – because that’s what it is! There is forgiveness and freedom and satisfaction and hope and grace and life in the name of Jesus!