Category Archives: 10 – Apostolic Approval

The interlude between Paul’s first and second missionary journeys is dominated by a theological issue that results in a meeting in Jerusalem between Israel’s twelve apostles and Paul and Barnabas.

Jerusalem Council Part 3

We have noted several unanticipated characteristics of the Jerusalem church at the time of the council meeting of Acts 15: James, the half brother of Jesus, has risen to a position of authority over the elders and apostles, although he … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Council Part 2

In an earlier post we developed a timeline for Paul’s ministry, demonstrating that the events we have read in a few chapters in Acts actually took years to occur.  See the discussion of Galatians 1:15 – 2:9 in Chapter 7 … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Council Part 1

Paul and Barnabas have been back in Antioch for many days at the point where Chapter 15 opens.  If you have not read Acts 15:1-35 yet, please take the time to do so now. As we study through the passage … Continue reading

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