Acts 15(12–21)

Introduction We’ve already spent a couple of weeks on this chapter. Some men had come down from Judea to Antioch and began to teach that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ was not enough for salvation. As well as believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, you had to be circumcised. But circumcision was only the … Continue reading Acts 15(12–21)

Acts 15(05–12)

Introduction We began to look at this chapter last week. Paul and Barnabas where in Antioch. And the church in Antioch always comprised both believing Jews and believing Gentiles. And they were getting on fine together, until some men came down from Judea and began to teach that believing in the Lord Jesus is not … Continue reading Acts 15(05–12)

Acts 14(21–28)

Introduction In recent weeks, we've been following Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. If you glance back to the beginning of chapter 13 you'll see that the Holy Spirit instructed the church in Antioch to set apart Paul and Barnabas for the work to which he, the Holy Spirit, had called them. So, … Continue reading Acts 14(21–28)

Acts 14(08–20)

Introduction We're following Paul and Barnabas on their missionary journey. They were sent out by the church in Antioch and first went to Cyprus. Then they travelled to Pisidian Antioch. And then they moved on to Iconium. And at the end of last week's reading, in verse 6, Luke told us that they travelled from … Continue reading Acts 14(08–20)

Acts 13(38–52)

Introduction In verse 14 we read that Paul and Barnabas travelled to Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath Day they went into the synagogue to join the Jews and God-fearing Gentiles in their weekly service of worship. After the reading of God's word, the synagogue rulers invited them to address the congregation and to preach the … Continue reading Acts 13(38–52)

Acts 13(01–12)

Introduction Last week we were thinking about Peter's miraculous escape from prison. In the middle of the night, an angel appeared to him and told him to get up. His chains fell off and they were able to walk out of the prison, without the guards noticing a thing. The large iron gate at the … Continue reading Acts 13(01–12)