I hope you had an opportunity to see last week’s youth skit and the accompanying messages from Acts chapter 13. The youth and children of the church did a wonderful job of leading us in worship last Sunday. If you missed it, you can still watch it from the church website.
This week we will pick up where the youth left off, on Paul’s first missionary journey. Paul and Barnabas were sent out by the church they nurtured and built up in Antioch, and now have arrived in Iconium in Galatia. We are reminded, by Luke, that it is “the Lord” and “the Holy Spirit” who are at work in the ministry of Paul and Barnabas, yet we can’t help but notice that their success is mixed with bursts of opposition. In fact, we’re told that an entire city is divided by their ministry. We’re quickly left with the realization that the Gospel causes division wherever it pushes back darkness.
On Sunday morning we’re going to take a look at the nature of that division, consider why it’s not too surprising and discover how you and I can respond to it in our own Christian walk.
Don’t forget, we have now changed to summer hours, and so our morning worship will now begin at 9:00 A.M.