22: Strange Things
Scripture Lesson: Acts 17:22-34
On this date in 1959, the Chicago White Sox scored 11 runs with
only one hit in the 7th inning of a 20-6 rout of the Kansas City
A’s. Johnny Callison had the hit – a single. During the inning, Chicago
received 10 walks, including five with the bases loaded. They also benefitted
from three Kansas City errors and one hit batsman. I would say that was a
In our Scripture lesson today, Paul takes a different approach to
sharing the Gospel. We find him in Athens, the center of philosophy in the
ancient world. Some had heard him preach about Jesus and were curious to learn
more. Paul used a strange way to talk to them about the Gospel; not his
traditional way of preaching. Notice that Paul adapted his style in order to
reach his audience. The message did not change, but the way the message was
presented did change. It would have been strange for a believer to hear this
way of presenting the Gospel. Notice the results: men and women believed in
we use baseball to reach people for Christ?
we reach people in the baseball community for Christ?
it important to reach people where they are for Christ?
It may seem strange to change how we present the Gospel to others.
We never change the message, but reach out to people where they are – not where
we are – in life.
Posted on Fri, April 22, 2016
by David Daly