In Acts 18 Luke tells the story of Paul starting the church in Corinth. It is an ancient modern story familiar in so many ways.
- ALL NEW TESTAMENT CHURCHES SHARE A SIMILAR MESSAGE (repent and believe)
- ALL NEW TESTAMENT CHURCHES FACE SIMILAR OPPOSITION (external and internal resistance)
- ALL NEW TESTAMENT CHURCHES ENJOY SIMILAR COMFORT (saints and scriptures).
The struggles we face today are nothing new. Like our spiritual forefathers, we are still proclaiming Jesus to a hostile world, and still receiving divine strength to carry on.