29 Oct Acts 13:44-45

44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy. They began to contradict what Paul was saying and heaped abuse on him.

Paul was a powerful speaker. An entire city came out to hear him! But it wasn’t Paul speaking. It was the Holy Spirit working through him. The Jews were filled with jealousy. Paul spoke the truth, in the Holy Spirit, and many of the Jews tried to argue with him but that didn’t work. They made fun of him but that didn’t work, either! Are you afraid to believe in Jesus because someone might make fun of you? Are you ever afraid to tell others about Jesus because they might make fun of you? Look to Jesus for your courage and strength.