Have you ever wondered why Christian churches throughout the centuries have had someone preach when they gather on Sunday morning? It’s been a fundamental part of church history ever since the very beginning, as Pastor Phillip shows us in today’s message, and it’s called exhortation. We need to be exhorted to challenge us, encourage us, and help us become more like Christ. Today’s message in Acts 14 follows Paul and Barnabas as they travel back through the towns where they recently preached and experienced persecution, and they exhorted the Christians there to continue in the faith. Pastor Phillip also touches on the importance of being thankful for the lack of persecution we experience in America today and using the freedom we have for the Kingdom of God.