March 15, 2021 | Pastor Chet Lowe
Continuing through the book of Acts in chapter 14, Paul and Barnabas are on their first missionary journey. Over and over, Paul is empowered by the Spirit with wisdom as He goes from town to town, preaching the Gospel and facing opposition. Giving all the glory to God along the way, Paul and Barnabas are continuously persecuted. In an incredible display of courage (strength in the face of pain or grief), after being stoned, Paul gets up and continues to preach the Gospel. Through this experience, it is clear that courage is NOT the absence of fear, but a willingness to do what God has called us to do. We too, by the power of the Spirit, can take heart.