This message was preached  by Gary Welsh at Word of Grace Church on  February 7th , 2016. 

When I read Acts it’s a paradox – I’m encouraged and yet I have preached the gospel to some people over the years and they are still not Christians. They were doing exactly the same things that we are doing today.

Acts 8:8 My prayer is that there will be much joy in the city.

Let’s look at some of the same things that affected them 2000+ years ago that affects us today as well.