Happy first day of summer 2019 wherever you may be in the world (Unless, of course, you are in the southern hemisphere).

Persecution, death, imprisonment, cannot stop the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The church of Antioch (and what a church that must have been!) is teaching and raising up men to send forth the word of God.

Barnabas and Saul are set apart for the work in which God has called them.  Notice the church is the sending agency which God uses.  The missionary journeys of Paul begin. As he goes, the message continues to turn to the Gentiles as the Jews reject the truth.

Paul is nearly killed in Lystra, yet God miraculously sustains him. The kingdom offer is still held out to the nation of Israel. There is hope they will believe.  House churches are formed and elders (not apostles) are ordained (or appointed) in every church. The church is being edified by the sharing of the great things God has done!

Read Acts 13:1 – 14:28

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