Monday, October 17, 2016

Acts 11:22 (KJV) What Tidings?

Acts 11:22 (KJV)
Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
  • the lack of technology in those days, 
  • the animosity of the world against Christians and 
  • the comparatively brief life of the faith 
it is amazing that tidings of what was happening in Antioch reached the church in Jerusalem.
It wasn’t as if Antioch was advertising.
Nor was Jerusalem in a physical position to exert authority over those in Antioch,
But tidings reached them nonetheless. It always does. The work we do for the Lord may seem
  • insignificant, 
  • unnoticed and 
  • forgotten 
but that isn’t the case at all.
For one thing, the Christian community looks for people of like faith and practice.In the days of the first century Rome had created a culture of travel. People from all over the Roman world traveled, many of them widely. This travel enabled news to spread by word of mouth and by letters passed off to those known to be heading in a particular direction. That ability to travel has, of course, expanded dramatically since then. We may contact anyone around the world through personal travel, phone, email and, these days, video communications. People who are interested look for and find out what others are doing for Christ; and they tell what they hear.
More importantly, God is keeping an eye on those who serve Him.It may seem like we are alone at times but we are never far from the blessed presence of God.
For good or for bad, tidings of those things we do for the Lord get out there. Let’s be sure those tidings serve to glorify the Lord.

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Acts 11:22 (KJV) What Tidings?

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