A Tale of Four Cities              Acts Chapter 14             8.7.22


I. Iconium

Paul’s Style I

II. Lystra

Roman Historian Suetonius: “Since the Jews constantly made disturbances at the instigation of Chrestus, he expelled them from Rome.”

Paul’s Style II

III. Derbe

Paul’s Style III

IV. Antioch in Syria (sailed back)

So What?

1. Paul experienced persecution from Jews and gentiles. So will we.

2. Listen to the Holy Spirit

1)    Meditate on Word of God Joshua 1:8

2)    Do what the Word says (be a doer of the word) alter your lifestyle James 1:22

3)    Put the Word above all else Matthew 6:33

4)    Instantly respond to the Spirit’s direction Romans 8:14

5)    Train yourself to listen to the “still small voice” I Kings 19

Some thoughts on the Holy Spirit:

3. If you follow Him, God will use you. Share the Good News

Acts Ch. 13

48 When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.