Read. Acts 11:27-30
27 About that time, some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.28 One of them, Agabus, stood up and, inspired by the Spirit, predicted that a severe famine would overtake the entire Roman world. (This occurred during Claudius’ rule.) 29 The disciples decided they would send support to the brothers and sisters in Judea, with everyone contributing to this ministry according to each person’s abundance. 30 They sent Barnabas and Saul to take this gift to the elders.
Reflect. In this passage we see the unity of the church and how the early church mobilized to help those in need. Through a prophet, the church in Antioch became aware of a famine in Palestine during the reign of Claudius (41-54 CE). The new believers in Antioch could have seen themselves as an individual community of Jesus followers separate from the believers in Jerusalem, but they did not.
COMMUNITY PRAYER LIST
Doug. Bobby. Collier. Glenn. Adam. Mary. Clyde. Linda. Betty Carolyn. Jeff. Albert. Richard. Lois. Ross. Tiny. Donald. Bill. Barbara. Andreas. Helen. Bonnie Brenner. Baker Family. Robert McKenzie Family. Kibler family. Carolyn Harlow. Jeremy. Jeff Green. Lyric. Earl Graves. Mickey Huff. Huff & Welch families. Helen Leigh. Paul Huffman.