Scattered Church 9 Sep 2020
Act 11:19 Those who had scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, but they proclaimed the message only to Jews. 20 Some of them, however, who came from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch where they started preaching also to the Greeks, proclaiming the good news of the Lord Jesus to them.
Some people believe that the early church in Jerusalem was just happy with the nice things happening. Perhaps they refused to spread the good news over the nations.
And then ... the persecution did effectively the work of spreading the good news.
Usually God seeks cooperation from the free will of the people he calls for a mission. When they fail, God however seeks for ways to fulfill his purpose just with the same persons as long as they have a willing heart.
I believe that most of us do not find it easy to move into unknown missions. Especially if we have to leave our safe places. Therefore, I offer my life to God. He may use it in whatever way he likes.