Jono came home from church a couple of weeks ago with this cool craft. I love it!
We would do well to remember this!
...Of this [hope] you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing--as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth..." (Col. 1:5-6)Have you ever noticed this refrain in the book of Acts?
And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith. (6:7)
But the word of God increased and multiplied. (12:24)
So the word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily. (19:20)This all happened despite many obstacles and threats that cropped up along the way. In other words, "You Can't Stop The Gospel!" We would do well to remember this!
AND, we would do well to ask God to see that power at work in our community, through us!
Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you. (2 Thess. 3:1)
And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus." And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness. (Acts 4:29-31)