Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
Alex Kremer 06-19-2022 // Acts 14:8-28; We Are Just Men
Following Paul's preaching in Pisidian Antioch, the Jews plotted to stone Paul and Barnabas. Learning of this plot, they fled for the cities of Lycaonia; Lystra and Derbe, where they continued to preach the Gospel.
In Lystra, they encountered a man lame from birth. Through faith in Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, Paul was enabled to heal this man. The response was misplaced credit for this miracle; attributing this healing to the work of their gods and assuming Paul and Barnabas to be Hermes and Zeus visiting their city, even going so far as to prepare sacrifices to Paul and Barnabas.
Aghast, Paul and Barnabas rush to stop this idolatry. Beginning with the fact that they are just men, Paul makes great effort to preach the Gospel, beginning with the foundation of general revelation which points to the One True God, who is the creator and Lord of All.
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May you be blessed through the teaching of God's Holy Word.
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