Paul Begins His Life's Work
Divine guidance comes through a relationship of love—as we “minister to the Lord.” The Holy Spirit speaks while we are ministering to Him. The church in Antioch was very spiritual; they not only emphasized evangelism, but also relationship. The Holy Ghost told them to send Paul and Barnabas, but He did not tell them to take John Mark. John Mark was very young and the pressure was probably too much. Thus, he left them in the middle of the journey. This episode later became a wedge between Paul and Barnabas.
It was the Holy Ghost in the brethren that sent them out. Remember, God uses people.
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