Super Christian

Have you ever wished you could be a Super- Christian -- like Billy Graham, Lottie Moon, or Paul? THEN you could really make a difference for God!  

The book of Acts is filled with Super Christians. Starting at Pentecost and ending with Paul under arrest in Rome, these early believers were amazing! Especially Paul.

Paul established churches, mentored missionaries and pastors, raised money for the persecuted church, and found time to write letters to churches and friends – letters so inspired they are literally part of the Bible! He stood before government leaders – and spoke at the Areopagus in Athens.
 
Exciting stuff! What missionary, pastor, or Christian wouldn’t want to share the gospel before a group of influential people?

After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla . . . Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks. (Acts 18:1-4, NIV)

Paul’s speech in Athens was exciting and it would have been easy for Paul to stay there in the limelight. Instead, he left and went to Corinth, where he simply became friends with people with whom he had something in common: tent-making. They worked together.
 
One can imagine they talked about their faith and theology as they sewed. They would have discussed Paul’s sermons at the synagogue and his sharing with the Greeks. They no doubt reviewed the common objections to Christ and possible responses.

After a year and a half, the three went to Ephesus. Priscila and Aquila were now disciple-makers themselves. There, Priscila and Aquila recognized the potential in Apollos and began to disciple him. Soon, Apollos was ready to make disciples and was sent by the church of Ephesus to Achaia.

This was how the early church grew. This is how the gospel was spread. It wasn’t through one man, Paul, or through the twelve apostles; it was through the making of disciples who made disciples.
 
And this is how the church will grow today. This is how the gospel will be spread. It won’t be through the preacher or some famous celebrity Christian. It will be ordinary people like you and me sharing our faith and our lives with others.

Paul’s time in Corinth had a much bigger impact than his time in Athens because he didn’t see the ordinary as ordinary. He got a job and was a Super Christian right where he was.
Be a Super Christian today at work, school, home, or wherever God sends you.  

By LaRaine Rice

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