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Powered by 4 - May 28, 2011

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Traveling Proclaimer

today's reading.
Acts 13:1-15    Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul...

think about it.
How were the first "missionaries" selected and sent off (13:1-3)? What did Saul and Barnabas encounter on Cyprus (13:4-8)? How did the Holy Spirit work through Saul (13:9-12)? What have you seen the Holy Spirit do in your life?

the blog.
The church at Antioch, following the Holy Spirit's prompting, sent Saul (Paul) and Barnabas off to preach and spread the Gospel message. Now did you notice that as Saul and Barnabas leave, there is no mention of a detailed travel itinerary? They just went--to Selecia, Cyrus, Salamis, Paphos--and they proclaimed the word of God everywhere. So I'm thinking, we should be following their example. Now, you may not have the ability or the capacity to travel the globe. But that's not a problem at all, because there is plenty of opportunity, and certainly the need, right where we're at, in our own back yard if you will.

So where can you "go" to proclaim and tells others about the Lord? Think about it--your neighborhood, school, work, a restaurant, the gym, grocery store, Jazzercise®, a football, baseball or soccer game, the mall? Bottom line...how can we make sure we're representing and telling others about Christ wherever our day takes us? Tami W.

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