And there sailed to Antioch, from where they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.…
I. THERE IS GREAT NEED IN THE WORLD FOR MISSIONARIES.
1. There was great need for them in the days of the early Church.
2. There is much more need in the present day.
II. IT IS THE DUTY OF THE CHURCH TO TAKE UP the subject of foreign missions, because —
1. The Church of all earthly things is the most, and indeed only, capable.
2. The Church itself, having received the glad tidings, ought from gratitude to make them known to others.
III. THIS DUTY, IF RIGHTLY PERFORMED, WILL SURELY MEET WITH SUCCESS. Not necessarily at first, but eventually.
IV. IT IS THE SAVIOUR'S COMMAND THAT the gospel should be preached in all lands.
Parallel VersesKJV: And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.