Jerusalem Council Read for This Week’s Study: Acts 15 ; Gal. 2:11-13 ; Exod. 12:43-49 ; Rom.
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The next place Paul and Barnabas visited was Lystra, an obscure village some eighteen miles (about 29 km) southwest of Iconium. Though they spent some time there ( Acts 14:6-7 , Acts 14:15 ) , Luke reports only one story and its developments: the healing of a lame man, probably a beggar, who suffered from that malady from birth.
Read more at the source: Thursday: Lystra and Derbe
Under the instigation of the Jewish leaders in Antioch, the local authorities incited a mob against Paul and Barnabas and ran them out of town ( Acts 13:50 ) .
Read more at the source: Wednesday: Iconium
Acts 13:38-39 , presents the issue of the law’s inability to justify, an important doctrinal concept. Despite the binding character of its moral commandments, the law is unable to bring justification because it cannot produce perfect obedience in those who observe it ( Acts 15:10 , Rom. 8:3 ) .
Read more at the source: Tuesday: Pisidian Antioch – Part 2
From Cyprus, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga, in Pamphylia, on the southern coast of modern Turkey. Before they moved on to Pisidian Antioch, Luke reports two significant incidental changes: Image © Providence Collection Goodsalt.com Paul becomes the leading figure (up until here, Barnabas is always mentioned first) and Luke stops using Paul’s Jewish name (“Saul”) and starts referring to him only as “Paul” ( Acts 13:9 ) . This is probably because from now on Paul finds himself mostly in a Greco-Roman environment
Read more at the source: Monday: Pisidian Antioch – Part 1