Thomas Edison. Henry Ford. Steve Jobs. These are the names of people who changed the world – our planet is a different place because they lived. Thomas Edison brought us the lightbulb. Henry Ford brought us the automobile en masse. You are most likely reading this post on a device that Steve Jobs pioneered, whether it be an iPad, iPhone, or Mac. All of these inventions have changed and shaped our planet. The world is a different place because these people changed it forever.
I desire to change the world too, as I believe all Christians instinctively do. I truly think that God places on the hearts of His people a desire to change the world, to leave it a different place than we found it when we arrived. This urge to change the world comes in a response to seeing the darkness and brokenness that seems to almost overrun planet Earth. Christians see the darkness and they desire to do something about it. We see people suffering because of the brokenness and we want to come to their aid.
This Sunday at The Body Church we are going to look at the book of Acts and see that the early church changed the known world. These Christians were described in Acts 17:6 as people who were “turning the world upside down”. As a follower of Jesus, my heart gets excited when I hear that description and I pray it would be true of His people today! But how do we change the world? How do we push back the darkness and see it overcome by light? How to we mend the brokenness that is so prevalent in the world today?
Join us this Sunday as we allow God’s Word to answer that question for us. I truly believe that God is the same today as He was 2,000 years ago, and I believe that He can still use His people to turn the world upside. I’d love for you to join us this Sunday as we unpack how He accomplishes that!