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When I read the passage of Scripture below, It made me wonder what life looked like then? It’s so hard to imagine what the first century church was like, the dangers they faced, the wisdom they had, the fear that at any given moment, life may end.
Then I wonder what it was like to be so close to Jesus day, the stories were first hand, the highs and lows of being a Christ-follower. I wish somehow my life and the global church could somehow recapture epic moments like Acts 17. Can you imagine starting a church that turned the world upside down?

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Acts 17:1-9 (ESV)

Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.
2And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.” 4And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women. 5But the Jews were jealous, and taking some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd. 6And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, 7and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.” 8And the people and the city authorities were disturbed when they heard these things. 9And when they had taken money as security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.

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