I. Find Common Ground
A. Paul and his compadres went to a “place of prayer” not the local Angry
B. Your common ground may not be a physical place but a place of interests,
circumstances or ideas.
II. Stack your team- Mission work is an interplay between divine desire and human receptivity
A. Conversion Concoction: Paul’s obedience, Lydia’s openness, and
God’s operation on human hearts. Romans 10:14-15
III. We don’t have to have it all together before we share the good news
A. Accept the help and expertise of others.
B. All humans, whether born again or not, are pinched off pieces of clay.
IV. Baptism Waters Ripple
A. Because Lydia dove in other were delivered from
B. “Scientists at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10
percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always
be adopted by the majority of the society.”