Clash Of Gods.

Read Acts 19:23-31.

God used Paul to share the message of Christ’s love and speak against evil in Ephesus. In so doing, Paul clashed with the prevailing culture. His message of Hope in the true God caused people to turn from their worship of false gods. As a result, those who had been exploiting people saw their livelihood vanishing. Converts were no longer willing to use their money to appease a false god. We also share God’s message of love and hope to those around us. In so doing we are to exhibit the gentleness and kindness of the Holy Spirit. However, when we encounter wrongdoing and exploitation of people, our message may be one of opposition. We must seek wisdom as we humbly share the winsome message of God’s love while at the same time fighting against injustices in our world.

© 2017 Schweitzer United Methodist Church
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