April 19, 2016
In Antioch, a large number of people was added to the Lord. Then he (Barnabas) went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he had found him he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the Church and taught a large number of people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians. Acts_11:19-26
A firestorm had started and it was unstoppable. Jesus is the Son of God, the Savior of the world – not only for the Jews, but for the Gentiles as well. (That’s everyone who’s not a Jew.) And in Antioch where the life of Christ was ablaze, the believers began to call themselves Christians. Yes, the Romans, the hard-hearted Jews, and even unbelieving Greeks would throw cold water upon them, upon us. But nothing could stop that fire, burning in our hearts. Today we have the radical Muslims who call themselves ISIS, again wanting to quench our fire. But it IS unquenchable. Even death will not keep us from reaching our God. For we will be with Jesus, God the Father and the Holy Spirit for ETERNITY! And that’s His promise!
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