Permeating the Culture

By Greg Laurie

Not finding them there, they dragged out Jason and some of the other believers instead and took them before the city council. ‘Paul and Silas have caused trouble all over the world,’ they shouted, ‘and now they are here disturbing our city, too.’”
—Acts 17:6

Pastor and Bible commentator G. Campbell Morgan wrote, “Organized Christianity which fails to make a disturbance is dead.”

Wherever the apostle Paul went, there was either conversion or a riot. In Thessalonica, religious leaders complained to the city council, “Paul and Silas have caused trouble all over the world, and now they are here disturbing our city, too” (Acts 17:6 NLT).

It seems that there was never a dull moment with the first-century followers of Jesus. They didn’t have modern technology at their disposal. Thomas didn’t tweet. Paul didn’t have a television show. Peter didn’t use social media. Yet, in a relatively brief period of time, these disciples changed their world. They permeated their culture.

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