July 28th, 2019
1. Paul and Barnabas appear as mature, godly Christian leaders, yet they had a “sharp disagreement” (verse 39) over taking John Mark (who had deserted them on a previous mission trip—see Acts 13:13). WHAT DO YOU SEE AS A POSSIBLY GOOD THING RESULTING FROM THIS UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT? Compare verses 39 and 41; and see II Timothy 4:11.
2. Fast forward to our day—SHOULD CHRISTIAN LEADERS WHO FAIL BE RETURNED TO SERVICE—IF SO, WHEN? RETURNED TO LEADERSHIP—IF SO, WHEN? See Galatians 6:1-10 and I Timothy 5:19-22.
3. For your deeper thinking—HOW DO YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN IMMATURE DECISIONS/BEHAVIORS AND SINFUL ACTIONS? WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?