21 Days of Devotion
Read Acts 14:1-28
During one of Paul’s missionary journeys, on his way back to meet with the Apostles in Jerusalem, he and Barnabas return to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch to gather together with the body of believers in each of these places to encourage them to continue in the faith even through trials. This shows the continued importance of the gathering together in faith. When we do this, we encourage each other, we teach each other, we pray for each other, and we worship together.
“Make every effort to come together as often as possible to give thanks and to glory to God. For when you gather together frequently, the powers of Satan are destroyed and his destruction is brought to an end by the unanimity of your faith. There is nothing better than peace by which all war in heaven and on earth is abolished.”
Ignatius to the Ephesians 13.1