Read Acts 15:28-29 . What four prohibitions did the council decide to impose on Gentile converts
Read more at the source: Wednesday: The Apostolic Decree
The memory text for this week brings our first hymn to mind: Hymn 511, “I Know Whom I Have Believed” . With the troubles in the new church in Jerusalem in the study on both Sunday and Monday, the people did not see that: “Jesus Paid It All” – Hymn 184 and that He was our salvation: Hymn 339, “God Is My Strong Salvation” and Hymn 646, “To the Name That Brings Salvation” . We are reminded on Wednesday of the “Amazing Grace” – Hymn 108 given to us all.
Read more at the source: 8: The Jerusalem Council – Singing with Inspiration
What group of early Christians arrived on the scene in Antioch and caused immediate problems in the early church? Where did they come from? Were they circumcised or not? Do you think they were just Pharisees who accepted Christ or did they have some other religious background as well
Read more at the source: 8 The Jerusalem Council – Discussion Starters
From the beginning, the church at Antioch consisted of both (Hellenistic) Jews and uncircumcised Gentiles ( Acts 11:19-21 , Gal. 2:11-13 ) who apparently lived in peaceful fellowship with each other. That fellowship, however, was shattered by the arrival of a group of believers from Jerusalem. Read Acts 15:1-5 .
Read more at the source: Sunday: The Point at Issue