Paul and Barnabas travel onto Iconium after getting kicked out of Pisidian Antioch. They are persistent in preaching the Good News about Jesus. In Iconium, the Jews are divided. (Acts 14:1-7) Some believe, others don’t. Paul and Barnabas take their message to the Gentiles. God gives them signs and wonders to prove the truth of their message. Even with all this, the apostles get chased out of town. How persistent are we at sharing the Good News of Jesus? How watchful are we for how God works in miraculous signs in our lives?
John Mark deserts Paul and Barnabas. They continue to preach about Jesus. At first the Jews in Pisidian Antioch receive the news about Jesus gladly. But when crowds come, they become jealous and eventually get Paul and Barnabas kicked out of not only the synagogue, but the town. Despite this there is a vibrant and growing groups of believers established. The salvation of others is worth the hardship. Acts 13:13-16; 42-52
This video is about the first missionary journey of Paul. Paul and Barnabas are sent to Cyprus from the Antioch church. God is working through the church in His time. Satan will fight against the Gospel, but that gives God an opportunity to overcome. Acts 13:1-12
The giving of the Holy Spirit started a new era. How should people respond to prophecy? How would Gentiles become believers? Did they have to become Jews first? Many issues threatened to divide the church, how should they respond to the Spirit? How should we respond to the Spirit?
It is a new season for the church in Antioch. There the believers are first called Christians. The Good News was being preached to the Gentiles and many were coming to faith. The Church in Jerusalem sent Baranabus to check out the situation. He rejoiced and went to Tarsus to get Saul. Barnabus and Saul become the main teachers in the Antioch church. Acts 11:19-26
What is the new season that the Lord is calling you to? What unexpected way is the Lord working around you? How can you encourage other believers? Who can encourage you in your faith walk?
Retired NFL player, James K. Smith, speaks on the need to grow in our relationship with God. Now growing in God isn't always easy. Suffering is part of life, but God can work through the pain to mature us. Other people are always watching us, even when we don't think so. What kind of Bible does our life show them? Are we lights in the darkness?
Jesus trained His disciples as they watched what He did. After teaching all day, He asked His disciples to feed the crowd. They react in disbelief, and Jesus takes the matter into His own hands. The feeding of the 5000 results. The disciples forgot they didn't have to do it on their own. What impossible task has God asked you to do? How can you look to Jesus for help? Text: Luke 9:1-17