Prepared Church (Acts 14:21-23)

“And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. And when they hadContinue reading “Prepared Church (Acts 14:21-23)”

Divine Protection (Acts 14:19-23)

“And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead. Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.”Continue reading “Divine Protection (Acts 14:19-23)”

Laboring for Truth (Acts 14:16-18)

“Even with these words they scarcely restrained the people from offering sacrifice to them.” (Acts 14:18, ESV) In the movie, “A Few Good Men,” there is a famous quotation, “You can’t handle the truth.” The Colonel in the movie is in a trial and being questioned regarding an incident that he ordered. He had deniedContinue reading “Laboring for Truth (Acts 14:16-18)”

Scary Response (Acts 14:8-18)

“Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which madeContinue reading “Scary Response (Acts 14:8-18)”

No Compromise (Acts 14:1-7)

“But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.” (Acts 14:4, AV) We who live in the United States have experienced unity. Our unity was severely tested during the Civil War. Yet, as a nation we survived the trial and remained the United States. TheContinue reading “No Compromise (Acts 14:1-7)”

Shaking It Off (Acts 13:50-52)

“But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts. But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.” (Acts 13:50–51, AV) I remember playing baseball as aContinue reading “Shaking It Off (Acts 13:50-52)”

Preacher’s Dream (Acts 13:40-44)

“And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath. Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.Continue reading “Preacher’s Dream (Acts 13:40-44)”

True Freedom (Acts 13:38-39)

“Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.” (Acts 13:38–39, AV) What does freedom look like and how doesContinue reading “True Freedom (Acts 13:38-39)”

To Witness (Acts 13:13-36)

“Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.” (Acts 13:35–37, AV)Continue reading “To Witness (Acts 13:13-36)”