Earlier this semester I stood before 25 students in church history. We talked about the apostle Paul and how God used his ministry across the mediterranean world. But one important point is that the early church's growth wasn't due to Paul. Some of the places he visited already had churches before he ever arrived. The primary way the gospel spread was through "insignificant" individuals - this merchant, that farmer, someone else's slave. And as these anonymous, forgotten but faithful believers shared the gospel everywhere they went, the truth turned the world upside down.