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The IVP New Testament Commentary Series – Witness at Derbe and the Return Trip (14:21-28)
Witness at Derbe and the Return Trip (14:21-28)

The ruins of ancient religious temples, whether in the Peruvian highlands or the Cambodian jungle, are mute testimony to the assertion "A religious faith is always one generation from extinction." What can guard Christianity from extinction? Paul's example, at the end of the first missionary journey, of strengthening the just-planted churches through confirmation, consolidation and communication shows us the way.