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in Acts

Acts 15:1–35 - 27th March, 2021

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 15:1–35
  2. Who is mentioned in the passage? What different leaders are present?
  3. What conflict occurs in vv. 1–5?
  4. Which two leaders give speeches in vv. 6–21?
  5. What is the resolution to the conflict?
  6. How do the Gentile believers respond?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What was wrong with the men from Judea's teaching in v. 1?
  2. Why did the apostles, elders, and church need to make a definitive decision about it?
  3. How did Peter seek to persuade the group? How did James do the same?
  4. Why did James give them a list of things to abstain from in v. 20?
    1. Do these apply to us today, why or why not?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What can we learn from how the apostles, elders, and the whole church protected the gospel?
  2. How are you tempted to return to works, and not rely on the gospel of grace for your salvation?
  3. How can we unintentionally lay burdens on people that teach salvation by works?
  4. How are you seeking to strengthen and encourage the believers of other church?
in Acts

Acts 12:25–13:52 – 13th March, 2021

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 12:25–13:52
  2. Who is mentioned?
  3. What places are mentioned?
  4. What happens to Barnabas and Saul in vv. 1–3?
  5. What conflict happens in vv. 4–12? What is the resolution?
  6. Who preaches and who is the audience in vv. 13–41?
    1. How did the people respond?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Who sent Barnabas and Saul on their missionary journey?
  2. How did the blindness of Elymas help confirm Paul's teaching?
  3. Why was it such an important moment for Paul and Barnabas to turn to the Gentiles (v. 46)?
  4. Why does it mean that Paul and Barnabas "shook the dust from their feet" against the Jews who opposed them?
  5. How would you summarize this passage in one sentence?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What can we learn from the believers response to persecution?
  2. How can we grow in our boldness to preach the gospel?
  3. Pray for God to send out the best in our church for the sake of the gospel.
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