Read Acts 17, 18:1-18
Crispus the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his household, and many of the Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized. Acts 18:8 It’s always the same answer to, ‘what must we do to be saved’ REPENT FROM YOUR SINS, BELIEVE AND BE BAPTIZED. Acts 2:37-41
Jesus appears to Paul in the night by a vision, to not be afraid, but to go on speaking and not to be silent. So for 18 months Paul is teaching the word of God.
While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews of Corinth made a united attack on Paul and brought him to the place of judgment. ‘This man,” they charged, “is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law.” Acts 18:12 Gallio will throw them out.
And when the attack fails the crowd turned on Sosthenes the synagogue leader and beat him in front of the proconsul; and the proconsul Gallio showed no concern whatsoever.
What happens to Sosthenes? Check it out in 1 Cor 1:1! Jesus was right ‘no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many poeple in this city.’ And Sosthenes is one of them.
Paul in these chapters will preach to all. The net is wide. The audience? Entire cities!
‘For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.’ Acts 17:23
Yahweh Elyon, there are so many places where you are still unknown, even in places where religion is prominent.
Oh God send us like Paul to proclaim. Make yourself known to a generation yet to hear, and let us go on speaking and not being silent. Lord those who oppose now may be brothers if we will only persist.