Monday 20 September

Growth

Read Acts 16.1-5

“.. so the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers ..” (Acts 16.5)

The book of Acts records the story of the remarkable expansion of the gospel: through numerous little ‘cameos’, Luke masterfully paints a picture of the life of Christ’s church as communities of believers came into being and grew.

Disciples. Believers. Churches. What does each of these ways of referring to Christians (another designation first used at Antioch!) highlight?

How were the churches ‘strengthened in the faith’ – and how have you been strengthened in the faith?

Prayer: How wonderful are the ways you make things grow, my Lord! I yearn for such growth in the life of Your church as well as in my own walk with Yourself.