But when some were hardened and did not believe,
but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude . . .
When have we preached the gospel so much that people began belittling our message? It’s easier today than it was 40 years ago to witness to people. People are involved in such a search for significance that the only thing we have to do is begin talking about meaning, purpose, and destiny. Then they will stop to hear what we have to say. We haven’t even begun to witness in those places where people have become indifferent to the gospel message of the Lord Jesus Christ.