Lessons From The Church In Antioch – Acts 11

From my reading in Acts 11 in the One Year New Testament.

The church in Antioch was an good example in several ways.

Antioch’s members were some of the first to preach to the Non-Jewish people.

“However, some of the believers who went to Antioch from Cyprus and Cyrene began preaching to the Gentiles about the Lord Jesus.” Acts 11:20

They understood that the good news was for everyone, Jew and non-Jew!

Antioch’s members preached with God’s power.

The power of the Lord was with them, and a large number of these Gentiles believed and turned to the Lord.” Acts 11:21

They were so filled with God’s Spirit and power that a large number of people were being saved. When you have God’s power in your preaching it can change lives.

Antioch was generous toward other churches.

This is perhaps the greatest difference in the Antioch Church and many churches today. Often churches are all about their own agenda and not concerned about the bigger movement of God.

When the Antioch church heard that the Jerusalem church was going into a severe famine they took a collection and gave generously.

“So the believers in Antioch decided to send relief to the brothers and sisters in Judea, everyone giving as much as they could. This they did, entrusting their gifts to Barnabas and Saul to take to the elders of the church in Jerusalem.” Acts 11:29–30

They didn’t just give, they gave as much as they could!  This type of generous giving to another church is evidence of God’s work and a kingdom minded church

How can your church follow the church in Antioch’s example? 

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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