The Sermon in Acts 13
- Acts 13:17-22 – Paul starts with some brief history.
- Acts 13:23-25 – Paul skips 1000 years to talk about Jesus and John the Baptist.
- Acts 13:26-31 – Paul has now proclaimed the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
- Acts 13:32-35 – Paul did some convincing, by referencing Old Testament prophecy, which would carry a lot of weight with the Jews.
- Acts 13:36-37 – This is the same point Peter made in Acts 2.
- Acts 13:38-39 – Forgiveness of sins comes through Jesus.
This was a sermon about forgiveness of sins through Jesus
- Acts 13:23 – Jesus was called the Savior. This was probably a new idea to much of the audience.
- Acts 13:38-39 – Christ now offers freedom from sin. See Hebrews 10:1-4, 10-12. The time has come and the Law of Moses is over!
- Acts 13:42-44, 48-49 – The people shared the gospel and were excited to hear more!
God worked for thousands of years to bring about forgiveness today!
- Acts 13:17 – God “chose our fathers.”
- Acts 13:23 – God did as He promises. See II Samuel 7:12; Acts 2:30.
- Acts 13:27-29, 32 – These promises can be tracked all the way back to Genesis (Genesis 3:15; 12:2).
- Ephesians 1:4-5; II Timothy 1:9 – God’s plan started before time began!
It’s possible to go to church every week and still not know the truth.
- Acts 13:15, 38-41 – They were reading the Law and Prophets, but didn’t know what Paul spoke. The quote here is from Habakkuk 1:5.
- Let us be careful to remove our bias and see God’s plain truth!