“Scattered and Growing” – Acts 8:1-4

In his attempt to destroy the church, Saul played into God’s hands.

Even in their fear, those who were scattered were compelled to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:28 – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

The recent events in Baltimore, MD and Independence, MO are examples of the decreasing Christian influence.

Though we live in the United States and are free to worship, our freedoms are becoming more and more threatened.

1 Peter 3:15 – “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

Surround yourself with support.

Know what you believe.

Be alert for unexpected opportunities.

Matthew 28:19-20 – “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”