It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,
It was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness,
It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
– Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities”
Those famous words about life in late 18th Century cities of London and Paris during the French Revolution could very easily describe the emotions of political turmoil and social injustice of our days as well.
In Acts 17:1-15, we discover a Tale of Two OTHER Cities, Thessalonica and Berea, and examine how the people of these two communities responded to the Gospel Message about Jesus the Messiah. In one city, Paul was accused of starting a revolution, in the other, a revival. The question for us, today, is how will we respond to the Message of the Gospel and, more importantly, the Messiah of the Gospel?
sermon by: Larry Murray