Thursday, February 3, 2011

Paul's first mission complete...

Acts 14:3 (NLT)
...And the Lord proved their message was true by giving them power to do miraculous signs and wonders.

- one of the clearest statements about the reason for miracles.

- and the reactions sturred up in people are never lukwarm!

Acts 14:18 (NLT)
But even with these words, Paul and Barnabas could scarcely restrain the people from sacrificing to them.

Acts 14:19 (NLT)
Then some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowds to their side. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of town, thinking he was dead.

Acts 14:27-28 (NLT)
Upon arriving in Antioch, they called the church together and reported everything God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles, too. [28] And they stayed there with the believers for a long time.

- Even today it can be a great blessing for a church to receive back and continue supporting missionaries. Without this kind of vital link to the work of the Holy Spirit in the world, many churches have fallen asleep

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