We see the repeating pattern of reception by some and opposition by others as Paul and Barnabas enter Iconium and preach the Gospel. We consider:

  • That the Gospel always creates this effect when it is preached in power
  • The source of the motivation that Paul and Barnabas had to endure and persevere in the face of opposition

We are urged to seek God for this same motivation and to lay ourselves out for Him in the time He gives us here, realizing that it is according to the fruit we have borne that we will be judged and rewarded on the Last Day.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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