Barnabas And Saul Are Sent Out


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Acts 13:1-12

First Missionary Journey

13 Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia and from there they sailed to Cyprus. When they reached Salamis, they began to proclaim the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews; and they also had John as their helper. When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a magician, a Jewish false prophet whose name was Bar-Jesus, who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence. This man summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. But Elymas the magician (for so his name is translated) was opposing them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. But Saul, who was also known as Paul, [a]filled with the Holy Spirit, fixed his gaze on him, 10 and said, “You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to make crooked the straight ways of the Lord? 11 Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and not see the sun for a time.” And immediately a mist and a darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking those who would lead him by the hand. 12 Then the proconsul believed when he saw what had happened, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.


Discussion Questions

May 26th 2019

1.) Who does God call Saul/Paul to go minister to? Please go to: Acts 9:15; 2 Timothy. 1:11; Ephesians. 3:1, 6-7; & Romans. 15:16. How do we all benefit from Saul’s obedience?

2.) Friends, who has God called you to personally go spend time with and to minister to? Hopefully you are already intentionally, prayerfully, sharing Jesus with others

3.) Friends, what happened when Barnabas & Saul were sharing their faith? Answer = opposition should be expected. What does John 10:10 say? Can you remember a recent time where the enemy was definitely causing trouble for you while sharing your faith. What does James 4:7-8 say?

Homework for this week: Please pray, seek God, and ask Him for the answers to:

a.) What is your ministry calling?

b.) Who has God called you to go minister/serve to? Are you going to these people?

c.) Do you know your spiritual gift(s)? If so, how are you using them at Laurel & more importantly for God’s glory and His Kingdom?