Heard Any Good News?
There has always been a way to communicate the news of the day. In ancient times there was word of mouth, like when a stranger came to a town or village and told what they knew. Of course, this method was slow and only as accurate as the person giving the information was deemed to be.Inthe 1400’s comes the Gutenberg Printing Press is invented to get the news out. Later, there were town criers or heralds that walked about the town and literally broadcast different bits of news or decrees from the ruling monarch, etc.etc..
Yes, we have come a long wayWe can now know what is going on around the world literally anytime of day, any day of the week, 24/7!
But it was not always so, the need for information has always been there for mankind. In fact, the apostle Paul ran into this very thing in Acts 17.
Acts 17:18-21 “And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would this idle babbler wish to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,” – because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is which you are proclaiming? “For you are bringing some strange things to our ears; so we want to know what these things mean.” (Now all the Athenians and the strangers visiting there used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new.”
So the desire to know what is going on has not changed for mankind, just the delivery method. The same is true of the need for the gospel to be preached and shared with others…(Matthew 28:19-20;Mark 16:15-16)
Let us use all of the resources and tools that we can to bring the Word of God to those who are lost. Our gospel meeting this week is for just such a purpose. It’s advertised on our website; its been announced via our live stream; we have told others by inviting them personally. Let’s pray they hear the good news this week!