The other day Corey brought up an interesting point that 87% of the population does not attend church services on a regular basis in our country. Now a lot of people claim to be religious or have some affiliation with some church or religious group. But those that attend on a regular basis is only 13%. So for Rockcastle County with a population of about 17,000 about 15,000 do not attend church on a regular basis. So there are plenty of people that need to be taught the gospel. (And of course the 2000 that do attend some church on a regular basis, the majority of them are in some denominational church, so there is a bunch of them that needs teaching also on various doctrines.) So there is definitely a lot of personal work to be done for Rockcastle, Lincoln, Pulaski, and Madison Counties here in our part of the state. In Acts 8:4 we read, "Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word." The early Christians were busy in evangelism, telling the goods news. We can be talking and reasoning with others about the hope of the gospel in Christ Jesus. We see Philip reasoning and studying with the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:26-39, "Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus." Our goal as God's people is to follow these examples of reaching out to the lost and undone people of the world. Teaching and studying with the message of the gospel to those who know no the truth of Christ. Consider what Peter said, "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." 1 Pet.2:9. As we proclaim the excellencies of the Lord, others who seek truth and righteousness, will be attracted by the message that we teach. For the power is not in us but in the word of truth, but in the gospel of our salvation.