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Acts 14:11-12 When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in human form!” Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.
When we speak this kind of love into the world, people may mistake us for angels or gods, because they don’t hear these merciful words spoken very often—or ever. Like Paul and Barnabas, we must be willing to always point to the source of that love and proclaim the good news of God in Christ.
MOVING FORWARD: Are you noticing the shift in Acts from Peter to Paul? Why do you think this is?
Good Book Club Reading: Acts 14:1-20