THE BOOK OF ACTS CHAPTER 14:21-28 (29 OF 44)

by Harley Howard

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The Book of Acts Chapter 14:21-28 (29 of 44)
Dr. Harley Howard

21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city,
and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra,
and to Iconium, and Antioch,
22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and
exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we
must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom
of God.
23 And when they had ordained them elders in every
church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended
them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

Let's see what the apostles did to these saints:

* Confirmed the souls of the disciples.
* Exhorted them to continue in the faith.

3. Gave them an understanding that trough much
tribulation they would enter God's kingdom.
4. Ordained elders in every church.
5. They commended them to the Lord in whom they

Now, what is the next thing the apostles did to these

2. Exhorted them to continue in the faith.

The disciples, the true followers of Christ, were
exhorted. They were urged because the circumstances
around them were tribulation and it would be easy to
fall away if one was not grounded in the truth. They
were warned in that urging because of the consequences
of not continuing in the faith. One of those
consequences are obvious: not continuing in the faith
proves one was never a disciple to begin with.

We looked at Hebrews 2 and saw the dangers of drifting
away from Christ and the word preached.

The warning of forgetting God and His blessing, of
people drifting away from God was just as much a
danger in the Old Testament as it was in the New.

Deuteronomy 4:7-9
7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so
nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things
that we call upon him for?
8 And what nation is there so great, that hath
statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law,
which I set before you this day?
9 Only take heed to thyself, and k ...

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