07/01/19 – Acts 21:1-17; Psalm 149:1-9; Proverbs 18:8
Acts 21: 3 After sighting Cyprus and passing to the south of it, we sailed on to Syria. We landed at Tyre, where our ship was to unload its cargo. 4 We sought out the disciples there and stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem.
Acts 21: 7 We continued our voyage from Tyre and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and sisters and stayed with them for a day.
Acts 21: 8 Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven.
Did you note that as Paul and his companions complete the third missionary journey how the church was growing? Paul found believers in Tyre (v. 4); Ptolemais (v. 7) and at Caesarea (v.8.) All of these areas were formally “pagan” territories but we see that through the grace of God they have all received and believed the Good News that Paul has been teaching.
As we have said — our mission is to be like Paul in teaching the Good News. It is the Lord who will add to His body.