Today's Verse: Acts 14:21-22 (KJV)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
— Acts 14:21-22 (KJV)
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Do you know a new Christian? Do you have friendships with new believers? Peter, Paul, and Barnabas remind us that becoming a Christian can be challenging to these new believers. Many of them face rejection, hardship, and ostracization from their former friends and family (1 Peter 4:3-5). So let's make sure we don't JUST share the Gospel with them, but let's ALSO stand by them, check on them, strengthen them, encourage them, and equip them to serve and pass on their faith.

My Prayer...

Loving Father, please be with the new Christians in our church and within my friendship circle. Please use me to be a consistent source of encouragement and strength for them. Please use my life as an ongoing positive influence with them. In Jesus' name, I pray and ask for your blessing on new believers. Amen.

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Illustration of Acts 14:21-22 (KJV) — And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.