“And the word of the Lord continued to spread through the whole region” – Acts 13:49 READ: Acts 13:48-52 WRITE: Acts 13:49 REFLECT: When have you seen God transform something intended for harm into good? RESPOND: I really struggled with this question. Although I’ve faced […]
Hail Mary, Thank you for saying Yes to God. In your willingness to give birth to Jesus, you gained a son; we gained a savior. We hail you because, in our minds, you deserve nothing less than the respect reserved for royalty. Full of Grace […]
“For so the Lord has commanded us, ‘I have made you a light to the Gentiles, that you may be an instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth.’”
READ: Acts 13:42-47, also Isaiah 56:1-8 and Matthew 5:14
WRITE: Acts 13:47
How is God bringing salvation to the ends of the earth? What is your role in the spread of the Gospel?
Spreading the Gospel is something we do (can do, should do) every day in the way we live our lives; the example we set for others; the care we show our families and each other; and the honor we give God by recognizing His presence in our live and allowing Him to prioritize our day. As my 5-year-old would say about my Mommy-time-with-God, “Nothing happens until God happens!”
READ: Acts 13:24-31 WRITE: Acts 13:31 “and for many days he appeared to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. These are [now] his witnesses before the people.” REFLECT: What are some things you have “witnessed” God doing in your life or […]
READ: Acts 12:13-23 WRITE: 1 Peter 3:15 “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope.” REFLECT: Has God ever used one of your simple “Yes”-es in a […]
READ: Acts 13:4-12
WRITE: 1 Corinithians 12:4-6
“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.”
God chose Barnabas and Saul to go on this missionary journey. What Characteristics do you think God saw in these two men?
Barnabas seems to be a natural evangelist. He is encouraging and able to sway hearts and minds without seeming pushy He gave (land, time, money, etc.) without asking for anything in return. He emulates Christ in many ways.
Saul has a shady past, but through his experiences has tremendous potential because he can relate to an entirely different audience: Those who have made mistakes or feel inadequate or feel like God can’t possibly love them…anyone struggling with their station in life. Saul represents, in my mind, those for whom God sent his son Jesus.
Together, Barnabas and Saul balance each other out and show the immensity of God’s love for ALL people.
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