Good evening y’all. Today we are studying acts chapter 13
Be blessed 🙂
During my study I found the article below on chapter 13 which really blessed me. Tot I’d share some excerpts from the article.
God’s kingdom does not advance without someone, somewhere, making some painful investments. Believers must be willing to sacrifice comfort and esteem to share the gospel. Churches must be willing to give up finances and people to plant new churches. What are you being asked to invest in the kingdom of God today?
There will be setbacks in ministry. People will give up. Ministries will fail. Churches will fall by the wayside. If we’re going to accomplish our God-given objectives, though, we must not allow those setbacks to preclude us from pressing forward in faith. We must press on.
The gospel is supposed to be the good news of Jesus Christ. And yet how often do we present it because we have to? As though it hurts us? With fear and trepidation? How often do we just not present it at all? We need to start acting and ministering like the gospel message is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to us!
We must expect persecution if we’re going to truly make a difference for the Lord. But tough as it may be, persecution does not have to mean that we go through life with a long face or bitter spirit. In fact, we don’t even have to get by with a little joy or Holy Spirit. The believers here were filled! It means that there was absolutely no room for more. They were filled with joy! That is a stark contrast to happiness. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit! The very presence and power of God was poured out within them until they were completely full!
We can’t shy away from persecution. Rather, we must welcome it as an opportunity for God to peel back a little more of our outer armor so He can fill us with all the things that we’re going to need to carry on. (https://jgeerdes.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/acts-13-four-lessons/)
Have a blessed evening 🙂
***With God all things are possible***