May 21st, 2017
Acts 13:1-3, Among the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch of Syria were Barnabas, Simeon (called “the black man”), Lucius (from Cyrene), Manaen (the childhood companion of King Herod Antipas), and Saul. 2 One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Appoint Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.” 3 So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way. (NLT)
In this sermon we see that Saul is an example of an individual sent one, to equip the saints for the work God has set out for them. Saul received the double call, first he had an encounter with Jesus, in Acts 9. Then it was confirmed by the local church and they were sent out. You can release someone, you can allow them to be went, but to send somebody is a gift. To be called is powerful, and to be sent is even more powerful, because you have the grace that comes with it!