Saturday, November 3, 2012

Acts 14:18-23

Acts 14
Verses 18-20   Notice what happens in verse 19 after the previous several verses. When did something similar happen in the gospels (consider for example the Triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem and the events of the next day) What does this suggest about crowds?

Verses 21-23   Did Paul’s stoning deter him from his God-called mission? Why? Is there application for us? Consider Phil 1:29, 2 Tim 3:10-17. (What is the important point of this passage in 2 Timothy 3?)

24-28 Note how quickly the text moves from 21-28. We are missing a lot of information that the Holy Spirit did not inspire Luke to include. But consider 2 Thess 2:15; 3:6; 1 Cor 11:2. Application?

v. 23      Why do you think Paul and Barnabas did this? Consider ‘elder’ in 1 Tim 4:14; 5:17; 1 Peter 5:1; 2 John 1:1 and 3 John 1:1.  Who were the elders?  See also Acts 11:30 and 15:2.

This week's study is purposely short because it finished the chapter. We will move into chapter 15 next time.  I hope you are finding our walk through Acts of value to your spiritual life.

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