Category Archives: 09 – First Missionary Journey

God finally reveals the plan He has kept secret since eternity past through the Apostle Paul — that gentiles have access directly to God without going through Israel and her rituals!

Iconium, Lystra and Derbe

Passage: Acts 14  (Please take the time to read this chapter for yourself before reading this blog post.  As always, try to set aside preconceived notions and consider the passage at face value.  Do your best to stick to observation … Continue reading

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Pisidian Antioch

Today we have a longer passage.  I’ll rely on you to study this passage carefully for yourself, providing only an outline and commentary.  I’ll encourage you to be like those ancient believers in Berea who “searched the scriptures daily” to … Continue reading

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First Stop: Cyprus

Paul and Barnabas have been called by God to a special work, distinct from the rest of the leadership of the church in Antioch, and certainly distinct from the work of the Twelve in the Jerusalem church.  We are about … Continue reading

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Setting Out (Acts 13:1-3)

As we mentioned in the previous post, Luke turns his attention fully to Paul’s ministry for the remainder of the Book of Acts.  There are encounters with Peter and the other apostles, including a major one in Chapter 15, but … Continue reading

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