God's Word for Today
Acts 13

November 30, 2011


Now we begin a new section in the book of Acts describing Paul’s missionary journeys.  The Gospel spread through Jerusalem, the rest of Israel, and then Samaria, and now further to the uttermost parts of the earth.  Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

กิจการ 1:8 แต่ท่านทั้งหลายจะได้รับพระราชทานฤทธิ์เดช   เมื่อพระวิญญาณบริสุทธิ์จะเสด็จมาเหนือท่าน   และท่านทั้งหลายจะเป็นพยานฝ่ายเราในกรุงเยรูซาเล็ม   ทั่วแคว้นยูเดีย   แคว้นสะมาเรีย   และจนถึงที่สุดปลายแผ่นดินโลก”

Acts 13 The First Missionary Journey การเดินทางแรกมิชชันนารี Paul begins his journey with Barnabas. The first stop is the island of Cyprus, the home of Barnabas. They cross the island, then set sail from Paphos to go over to Perga in Pamphylia. Then they enter the interior of Asia Minor, which is now Turkey, and go into the Galatian country. They visit Antioch, Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe; then they return through Attalia, and then sail back to Antioch. They laid their hands on these two missionaries they were sending out. We still do that today to our missionaries. The laying on of hands is a means of identifying, of declaring that we are partners with that one, giving them encouragement, and blessing, saying we go with you in our prayers.  So the Christians in Antioch are indicating by placing their hands on them that they are in a partnership with Paul and Barnabas in getting out the Word of God. They are sending these men out as their representatives. The important thing is that they are sent forth by the Holy Spirit.

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