What does it say?
- Read Acts 15:36–16:40
- Who is mentioned in the passage?
- Consider new characters. What do we learn about them?
- How do they react to Paul and his ministry?
- Where do Paul and his group go? What do they do?
- What effects are described?
- How do people respond?
- What do people say?
- How does Paul respond?
What does it mean?
- Was the sharp disagreement between Paul and Barnabas right or wrong? What in the text makes you think so?
- What does it mean, "the Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul" (v.14)?
- Why was the jailer going to kill himself?
- How does belief in the Lord Jesus save us? What does it save us from?
How should it change us?
- What can we learn about God from this passage? How do those truths change how we live?
- What can we learn from the different examples in the passage? What examples are good/bad? What specifically can we imitate/avoid?
- How does the gospel bear this kind of fruit?
- What do we see about the gospel's power to form community/fellowship? How can we work for that kind of community in Covenant Hope?