Running to the Roar

At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed. Acts 14:1

It’s interesting that Paul and Barnabas went into the synagogues to spread the Gospel. You would think that they would just go into the town squares to preach because most of the people were there. But they went straight to the synagogues. Going into the synagogues just seemed like they were “running to the roar,” so to speak. Instead of shying away, they were boldly proclaiming the Gospel.

Yes, the leaders and the crowds in a synagogue needed to hear the full truth. You can be certain that Paul and Barnabas did not “sugar coat” the truth.

They were consistent, persistent, and bold. Some might even call them crazy for doing what they did.

Trailblazers are like that. They are on the border between crazy and cutting edge. But they get things done.

Everyone’s not called to this because it takes a special kind of person to do what they did, and get away with it. There are still people who do this bold and crazy gospel preaching even today. Pray for them and for God to raise up more people with this unique calling.

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