I hope you have a chance to enjoy this lovely evening. In our reading yesterday we read how Paul was stoned and left for dead by an angry crowd. Today he and Barnabas continue their journey by returning to the churches in the region they have worked to encourage them. Having faced persecution, Paul's words to the other believers that the way to God's kingdom goes through suffering are poignant since he has been on both sides of persecution. The second paragraph features Paul and Barnabas returning to their home town church in Antioch. In many ways this is my dream for Laurelton, that we would go out in ministry from the church and come back each week to tell the stories of what God is doing and find encouragement together.
God bless you in your ministry,