Part of the Heroes & Heroines series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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Acts 13:42-52, NLT
42As Paul and Barnabas left the synagogue that day, the people begged them to speak about these things again the next week.
Paul Turns to the Gentiles
44The following week almost the entire city turned out to hear them preach the word of the Lord.
46Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and declared, “It was necessary that we first preach the word of God to you Jews. But since you have rejected it and judged yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we will offer it to the Gentiles.
‘I have made you a light to the Gentiles,
to bring salvation to the farthest corners of the earth.’*13:47 Isa 49:6.”
48When the Gentiles heard this, they were very glad and thanked the Lord for his message; and all who were chosen for eternal life became believers.
50Then the Jews stirred up the influential religious women and the leaders of the city, and they incited a mob against Paul and Barnabas and ran them out of town.
Acts 15:36-41, NLT
Paul and Barnabas Separate
36After some time Paul said to Barnabas, “Let’s go back and visit each city where we previously preached the word of the Lord, to see how the new believers are doing.”