Acts 16:1 You Never Know

Acts 16:1 (KJV)
Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek:

Paul’s first visit to Lystra ended with his being:

  • Drug out of the city
  • Stoned and
  • Left for dead

Paul did not die and, when he revived, returned into the city. He then left to preach the gospel in Derbe. Having done that he went through Lystra, Iconium and Antioch once again, confirming the churches in those cities.

He is now on his second missionary journey and, passing through these cities once again, meets with Timothy. This young man becomes his “son in the faith” and a right hand man to the Apostle, Timothy was a fellowservant of the Lord and future pastor in Ephesus.

We can never tell what fruit God might produce out of the most difficult of circumstances.


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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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