By Angel Miller
What about those who sneer at the gospel message?
Acts 17:32 – “When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, ‘We want to hear you again on this subject.'”
Only God knows whose name is and isn’t written in the Lamb’s book of life. We should never assume that there is no hope for those who sneer at the gospel message we proclaim. No matter how ugly they get, or how unreceptive they seem, or how hard the heart, we must be obedient and share the hope we found in Jesus and trust in the power of God to do the rest and grow that seed.
Remember the stoning of Stephen in Acts 7? Remember a guy named Saul who in Acts 8:1 said “And Saul approved of their killing him.” Then in Acts 9 Saul “was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples.” The very man who Jesus said to in Acts 9, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
Yep, that guy!
But know what happened next? Saul repented, and put his faith and trust in Jesus Christ to save him. This man became the great Apostle Paul, hand-picked by Jesus Christ Himself and led multitudes to the very One he persecuted and became one of the spiritual giants of the Bible who God used to do mighty work for His Kingdom.
Now think of the person(s) in your life right now that you thought would be a challenge to lead to Christ or maybe you thought there is no hope at all that they are too far gone?
I want to tell you right now that the devil is a liar! If there is hope for Saul to become the great Apostle Paul then there is hope for your loved ones and friends! Don’t give up praying and don’t give up sharing the gospel with them. Trust in the power of God to grow those seeds!
Angel Miller is a Street Evangelist, Associate Pastor, and First Lady of the One Light Church of God. As an ordained minister through the Church of God (Cleveland, TN), Angel has a passion for reaching the lost, the hurting, and the forgotten by offering them hope through Christ Jesus.
Angel faithfully equips the Saints through yearly evangelism conferences and weekly training session through local community outreaches and street ministry.
Angel is also a poet and author and has a heart to reach the lost through various ministries and platforms. To learn more about Angel and the church she co-pastors, visit her on FaceBook and the church website, onelightchurchwv.com