Acts 13: 1-3

Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.

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Michele
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2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” d. The Holy Spirit said: Presumably, the call came through the ministry of prophets in the church at Antioch, though it could have come simply through the inner witness of the Holy Spirit. i. “I do not for a moment imagine that the assembly heard a voice. That is the mistake we too often make. We try to force ourselves into ecstasies in order to hear the voice, then we imagine… Read more »

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This text made me think of all the times through the years when the Church’s have sent out people on Missions trips!! I am trying to think back and to the best of my memory the only time I can think of a full time Missionary team was sent out from our own Church was the Roaches!! But I have witnessed a lot of People being sent out on Missions trips for a week or two!!! In all the People sent on the Missions trips the Pastor brought the teams up and layed hands on them and Prayed!! Before I… Read more »

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I must have logged in after midnight last night without realizing it!! I missed out on Acts 12:25 until I went back this morning looking for comments!! Then I realized what I had done!!!

Paula Langley
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Paula Langley

I liked the last line, they didn’t run ahead of God but AFTER they fasted and prayed THEN they laid hands on them and sent them off. Following Him, in obedience.
I often want to skip that part and just think I hear Him and go do it, not very successfully 😉 I do like the smaller sections but appreciate that the great speeches needed to be in tact. Blessings Sisters 🙂