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MULTIPLY

But the word of the Lord continued to grow and be multiplied.”

This short verse reminds me of the power of the Gospel! The passage immediately follows the account of Herod Agrippa’s death. Much like his grandfather, Herod the Great, Agrippa had tried and failed to silence the name of Jesus and His movement.

As Christians, we have been given the privilege of making disciples of all nations by going, baptizing, and teaching them to obey all Jesus has commanded. The Gospel shows us Jesus’ model for accomplishing this task and the book of Acts show us what multiplication looks like as Jesus’ model is followed.  No doubt while on this journey, like those early disciples, we will face resistance and even persecution as the Enemy tries to silence the word of the Lord. Even so, take courage and be faithful because the Lord has the victory and His word will continue to grow and be multiplied!

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PRAY FERVENTLY

Our Through the Bible reading for today is taken from the 12th chapter of the book of Acts. Many translations refer to this book as “The Acts of the Apostles” and this is definitely true in that it records the many marvelous things which they did, it also records many glorious acts of the first century disciplines. 

The persecution had started. Herod has put James to death and had Peter arrested and thrown in jail. The church, moved by their love for Peter started praying fervently and continuously. The original language indicates that this was an intense, burning, somewhat agonizing prayer that poured out of their brokenness.

Our reading today convicts me as a member of the 21st Century church. I want to be pulled together with my brothers and sisters in an act of intense and prolonged prayer seeking God’s divine intervention into the affairs of His people. 

Several times throughout the year the Elder Board along with the Staff conduct a night of prayer where the campus is open all night for us to come together and pray. Commit yourself now to coming and being a part of this wonderful opportunity the next time that it offered. You may never know how much of a blessing you could be to someone in need.

 

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