The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly.
It includes different kinds of content: Interviews, featured topics, or biblical studies.
This episode is the later—a more in-depth look at Acts 14:8-20, an enigmatic story about the visit of Paul and Barnabas to the town of Lystra, and the strange but powerful things that happen there: a healing, being disturbingly venerated as gods, finding a way to teach about the one and true living God by finding common ground, and getting pelted by stones.
I provide background to the text, and share three insights from Paul and Barnabas’ experience which continue to be illuminating for us today:
(a) The fact that there is a creation is evidence that there is a Creator.
(b) The creation reveals its Creator, and the kindness of its Creator.
(c) Our Creator cares for his creatures, including those who don’t know him yet, which is why we try to identify common ground.
The sermon that accompanies this same section of text from July 11, 2021 is called “God’s signature” and can be found here.