July 7th, 2019
1.) Compare Paul's stoning incident in verses 19-22 with Hebrews 11:35-40. OVER COFFEE A CHRISTIAN FRIEND REMARKS THAT TRUE CHRISTIANS WILL NOT EXPERIENCE TRAGEDY, THEY SIMPLY NEED TO HAVE ENOUGH FAITH. HOW COULD YOU RESPOND BASED ON THE TWO SCRIPTURE REFERENCES ABOVE (and any others that would be helpful)?
2.) See verse 23 about Paul & Barnabas appointing elders in the new churches and commending them to the Lord. WHY IS LEADERSHIP IN THE LOCAL CHURCH SUCH AN IMPORTANT ISSUE? Compare I Timothy 5:22 and Titus 3:9.
3.) Notice that verses 26-28 show how Paul & Barnabas ended their missionary tour with a return to the sending Antioch church where they reported "what God had done with them and how He had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles." HOW DO YOU SEE THIS BEING PRACTICED TODAY, THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MISSIONARIES AND SENDING CHURCHES? WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? (Note: verse 28 says, "And they spent a long time with the disciples.").