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11-10-2016 Street Walkers

It seems there are always people waiting and willing to cause disruption. In Thessalonica, Paul preached the Gospel of Christ, “But the Jews who were not persuaded, becoming envious, took some of the evil men from the marketplace, and gathering a mob, set all the city in an uproar and attacked the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people” (Acts 17:5 NKJV)1) Out of envy, unbelievers try to intimidate those who would preach, or hear, the Gospel. 2) The “evil men from the marketplace” are the professional demonstrators, rioters, looters, who have no purpose in life, except to get paid for causing traffic jams. 3) Often, these turn to violence, taking it out on the innocent ones, like Jason, and for no good purpose whatever! Anyone without principles can use the useless to “set all the city in an uproar.”

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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