First preaching journey (Acts 13-14), continued

Treated like Gods in Lystra (Acts 14:8-20)

Sustaining souls (Acts 14:21-23)

  • Paul turned around and went right back to the places they’d been so terribly treated. He was interested in helping people – not about his own physical safety.

End: Antioch of Syria (Acts 14:24-28)

Meeting in Jerusalem (Acts 15:1-35)

Debating circumcision (Acts 15:1-6)

  • The apostles led them to understand God’s will. Even Barnabas was involved in the debate.

Proof #1: Peter – Cornelius (Acts 15:7-11)

  • See Acts 10:44-48.
  • Acts 15:11 – Note the ordering here. He’s telling the Jews that our circumcision doesn’t matter either. We will be saved like them.

Proof #2: Paul and Barnabas – 1st preaching trip (Acts 15:12)

Proof #3: James – prophecy (Acts 15:13-18)

  • Acts 15:16-18 – This is a quote from Amos 9:11-12.

Writing a letter (Acts 15:19-35)