In Acts 15, Paul and Barnabas are sharing stories of people coming to know and accept Jesus. This reminds me of what happens when Christians get together today to share their stories. One can bring a report of how they have seen the Lord save a poor soul, trapped in sin. They share how people have come to know Jesus and joined the fellowship. Have not you and I seen and heard some wonderful reports of spiritual victory? When that happens, everyone rejoices.
That is what is happening with Paul and Barnabas. The church leaders in Jerusalem were the governing body. On their way to the assembly for a meeting to work out some problems, Paul and Barnabas shared the good news of God’s grace that had been bestowed on the Gentiles in the churches in Phoenicia and Samaria. Those who received the report were blessed.
The news of someone’s salvation always brings great joy to those who are listening. It encourages them to keep sharing the story of Jesus. May we always have a story of victory to share.
"Then the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them."
"We have heard the joyful sound: Jesus Saves! Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land; Climb the steeps and cross the waves.
Onward! 'tis our Lord's command. Jesus saves! Jesus saves!"
God bless you and yours today, and always remember that you are loved!!!
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!