Sending off preachers 

New Testament: Acts 13.1–3

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 13.1–23 on July 5, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

The church at Antioch had prophets and teachers, some of whom, while doing spiritual things, the Spirit called out for a special work: 

Now in the church that was at Antioch there were certain prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away.

– Acts 13.1–3 

The church, and the other prophets and teachers, sent off Barnabas and Saul by fasting, praying, and laying hands upon the two. Obviously, they all took the work of preaching seriously. 


  • How serious are you about sending out preachers? 
  • Who had been brought up with Herod? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

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