May 12, 2019
Now Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia. And
John left them and returned to Jerusalem, 14 but they went on from Perga and came to
Antioch in Pisidia. And on the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.
15 After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent a
message to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have any word of encouragement for the people,
say it.”... 42 As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the
next Sabbath. 43 And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout
converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them
to continue in the grace of God. 44 The next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear
the word of the Lord. 45 But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy
and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, reviling him. 46 And Paul and Barnabas
spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since
you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to
the Gentiles. 47 For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “‘I have made you a light for the
Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” 48 And when the Gentiles
heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were
appointed to eternal life believed. 49 And the word of the Lord was spreading throughout the
whole region. 50 But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading
men of the city, stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of
their district. 51 But they shook off the dust from their feet against them and went to Iconium.
52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
The Word of the Lord | Thanks be to God.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
ACTS: RESURRECTION LIFE
Josh McQuaid, Director of Youth and Mission