Don’t compromise the vision
Deuteronomy 15-17 /Acts 17-18
15:1-6 At the end of every seventh year you must cancel your debts. This is how it must be done. Creditors must cancel the loans they have made to their fellow Israelites. They must not demand payment from their neighbors or relatives, for the LORD’s time of release has arrived. This release from debt, however, applies only to your fellow Israelites–not to the foreigners living among you. There should be no poor among you, for the LORD your God will greatly bless you in the land he is giving you as a special possession. You will receive this blessing if you carefully obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today. The LORD your God will bless you as he has promised. You will lend money to many nations but will never need to borrow! You will rule many nations, but they will not rule over you!
17:16-17 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply troubled by all the idols he saw everywhere in the city. He went to the synagogue to debate with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and he spoke daily in the public square to all who happened to be there.
18:9-10 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, “Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent! For I am with you, and no one will harm you because many people here in this city belong to me.”
OT Flash Points
Judgment for idol worship
New King is initiated by hand-writing the Law
An earring, rather than a fashion statement, is the mark of a bondslave, voluntary enslavement for life
NT Flash Points
Unknown God – now known
Spreading the Gospel to the Gentiles
Been given a vision, a burning heart?
Abide – as we go through the dreary, the mundane, the irritating
Transact business based on the vision, through the gloom
Make inevitable as many things in that direction as possible