In Acts 17 the apostle Paul is in the city of Thessalonica. When the Jews in that city learn he is there, they try to stir the people up against him. They cry to the leaders, “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also” (v. 6). The Jews had heard of Paul and what followed the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They were afraid if that Gospel was allowed into their city, that the world as they knew it would be turned on its head. The Gospel proclaimed and lived out in the power of Holy Spirit, in the lives of regular people, turns the world upside down. What Christ began He continues to do through the Holy Spirit working in our lives today. We can turn the world upside down.
As Acts 6 begins, we see for the first time disunity creep into the early church. Though the apostles listen to the complaint, they do not allow it to change their priorities (cf. v. 2). Instead, they empower others to address the issue and carry out the work of the ministry. In this Pastor Logan challenges us to be willing to be a part of the solution to the problems we may be aware of and reminds us that God has equipped us to that end.