June 2nd, 2019
1.) Verses 13-16 show the APPROACH of Paul and Barnabas in reaching the city of Pisidian Antioch with the Gospel—they pushed on without John Mark and met with the local synagogue where they were given a speaking opportunity. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO REACH OUT TO OTHERS WITH THE GOSPEL IN OUR DAY, STARTING WITH THOSE WHO ARE “NEAR” TO THE GOSPEL? WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE TODAY?
2.) Verses 17-41 comprise Paul’s SERMON at the Pisidian Antioch synagogue and centers on the resurrection of Jesus as fulfilling the promise to Israel through King David. Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection (verses 23-37) and therefore His ability to forgive sin—which the Law could never do (verses 38-41)—are highlighted. WHEN WE SHARE JESUS WITH OTHERS TODAY, HOW DO WE APPLY THE SAME BASIC TRUTH? WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT? See Romans 10:9-10 and I Corinthians 15:3-4.
3.) Verses 42-43 show how Paul and Barnabas “URGED” those who responded to the message “to continue in the grace of God.” WHAT WOULD BE EVIDENCES TODAY OF SOMEONE WHO “CONTINUES” IN THE GRACE OF GOD? HOW DO WE “ENCOURAGE” THOSE WHO RESPOND TO THE GOSPEL TODAY TO “CONTINUE” IN THE GRACE OF GOD? See II Peter 1:3-11 and II Peter 3:18