This week we catch up with Saul just after he and Barnabas have gone their separate ways after a disagreement over John Mark. Their first journey presented the Gospel to the Jews (Acts 13) and to the Gentiles (Acts 14 – the Greeks) as they had been tasked. They also sought wisdom from the Council at Jerusalem to smooth some inevitable issues as the freedom for which Jesus set us free bumps into the Law (those who had banked their lives on melding with those who looked to everything other than it.)
Which is where we ourselves in Acts 16. We are invited us to travel along with Paul, Silas and their new addition to the crew, Timothy – “a disciple” “whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek” on the second missionary journey.
We get to see prayer, faith, trust and utter obedience in action – in tough situations dealing with broken relationship, mis-use of power, persecution alongside power and peace in the midst.
But rather than go into it all, here’s a link to our chat: