2013-07-27 - The Dynamic Duo
In Chapters 13 through 15 of the Book of Acts, we find the story of the early church's "Dynamic Duo." Paul and Barnabas were two of the earliest and greatest evangelists in the budding church. These three chapters of Acts tell of their travels, preaching, and travails. In the town of Lystra, they were so successful that the crowds wanted to treat them as "gods." These two men led large numbers of people to salvation. In some towns, they were welcomed, while in others they left town after shaking the dust off their feet. Their efforts caused the church to grow exponentially.
What can we learn from their example? (1) Spreading the Gospel is easier when we are part of a team. (2) We should expect both successes and failures. And (3) we are doing what Jesus told us to do in the Great Commission: "Go and make disciples of all nations " (Matthew 28:16) Like Barnabas and Paul, we too can be part of a dynamic team.
Richard Moser, Jr