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Acts 14

September 17, 2011

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

10 thoughts on “Acts 14”

  1. v.1-3 At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed. But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord.

    So they spent considerable time in a the place where some stirred up trouble and poisoned people against Paul. Personally I would have preferred to leave and go somewhere else! God's ways are not my ways!

  2. v.1-3 At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed. But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord.

    So they spent considerable time in a the place where some stirred up trouble and poisoned people against Paul. Personally I would have preferred to leave and go somewhere else! God's ways are not my ways!

  3. v.18-19 Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them. Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead

    One minute the crowd want to sacrifice to Paul thinking he was a god and the next they are trying to stone Paul. How fickle!

  4. v.18-19 Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them. Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead

    One minute the crowd want to sacrifice to Paul thinking he was a god and the next they are trying to stone Paul. How fickle!

  5. v.27 On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.

    They reported all that God had done and how Gentiles had come to faith. These are the 2 things we want to hear from missionaries.

  6. v.27 On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.

    They reported all that God had done and how Gentiles had come to faith. These are the 2 things we want to hear from missionaries.

  7. v.2 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.

    Why is that those who refuse to believe stir others up and poison their minds?

    Happens today, the new wave of atheists are very vocal in trying to get others to join them or to at least poison their minds.

  8. v.2 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.

    Why is that those who refuse to believe stir others up and poison their minds?

    Happens today, the new wave of atheists are very vocal in trying to get others to join them or to at least poison their minds.

  9. v.8-10 In Lystra there sat a man who was lame. He had been that way from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.

    There are many similarities between Paul's ministry and Peter's. Similar healings, similar trials etc. Perhaps God is underlining the fact that now there is no difference. Jews and Gentiles enter the kingdom the same way, by faith in Jesus.

  10. v.8-10 In Lystra there sat a man who was lame. He had been that way from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.

    There are many similarities between Paul's ministry and Peter's. Similar healings, similar trials etc. Perhaps God is underlining the fact that now there is no difference. Jews and Gentiles enter the kingdom the same way, by faith in Jesus.

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