From Pastor Perry

12/27/2013 Acts 16:6-10

Acts 16:6–10 (ESV)
The Macedonian Call
6 And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. 7 And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them. 8 So, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. 9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

Paul is on his second missionary journey when the Holy Spirit prevents him preaching and teaching in Asia.  The Holy Spirit also prevented Paul’s entourage from entering Bithynia, and so they detoured to Troas.  Then Paul had a vision with a man of Macedonia urging him to “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”  Paul recognizes that this is a call to go to Macedonia to preach the Gospel.  There is some interesting wording in this.  Verse 10 says “immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia...”  My question is who is the “we”?  There are four times in Acts that “we” is used in relation to Paul’s journeys.  These are called the “We” sections.  The “we” indicates that the author of Acts is now traveling with them.  So Luke has joined Paul on his second journey.

I pray: O Lord, direct me and guide me in my own spiritual journey much like you did for Paul.  Let the Holy Spirit guide me and redirect me according to your will.  Amen.

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"Depart in Peace" What a blessing when the world is so chaotic! Followers of Christ can find their peace in Him.

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I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

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