A Light for the Gentiles

by LA UBF   05/22/2010     0 reads



JBF Acts Bible Study                                                                                Lecture 14


Acts 13:1-52

Key Verse: 13:47

"For this is what the Lord has commanded us: 'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'"

Read verses 1-3. What was special about the Antioch church? (11:19-21) Who were the Bible teachers? Why and how did they send out Barnabas and Saul as missionaries?

Read verses 13-15.  Where did Paul and his companions travel before they went to Antioch?  After they arrived in Antioch, when was their first opportunity to preach the gospel there?   

Paul briefly breaks down Israelite history in vs. 16-20 and vs. 21-25. What are the key aspects of each period? What role did King David play? (vs. 22b,23)

In vs. 26-31,37, what are some of the key facts on salvation which are presented here? In vs. 32-35, what did God promise David, and how did he fulfill it? How did David live his life? (36)

Read verses 38-41. What is the good news? (38,39)  What is Paul's warning? (40, 41)  How did the people initially respond to Paul's preaching in vs. 42,43? 

Read verses 44-52. What happened the next Sabbath? Why did persecution arise? How did the course of world mission history turn toward the Gentiles? How did Paul see this in the light of scripture and God's sovereignty?