Alex Kremer 06-12-2022 // Acts 13:42-14:7; Preach the Word
Wherever the Gospel is preached there is a response to it. In some cases, the response is overwhelmingly positive. Sometimes, the response is violent opposition. And other times, the response is indifference. But in each of these cases, God is still accomplishing His purposes through His Word; as we are reminded in Isaiah 55:10-11, "For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it."
As we continue our study of the book of Acts, we pick up with Paul and Barnabas in Pisidian Antioch, where Paul has preached the Gospel. The response is what we would expect; some overwhelmingly accept the good news, others are violently opposed to the message of the Gospel, and still others are indifferent. But regardless of the response, we are called to preach the Word.
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May you be richly blessed through the teaching of God's Holy Word.