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08 June, 2015

Search The Scriptures — Study 30 — Acts 15:35 – 16:5

Study 30  From The Book of Acts Is: Acts 15:35 – 16:5

  1. What was the contention between Paul and Barnabas? Which was right, or were both wrong? Cf. Jn. 21:21, 22; 2 Tim. 4:11. Can you disagree with another Christian without falling out with him?
  2. What provision did God make for Paul when he lost the help of Barnabas and John Mark? What was the keynote of their work at this stage? Cf. 14:21-23. In what ways can you help a young Christian to be strong in the faith?
  3. 12:25-16:5 List the developments which took place in this fourth period (see analysis)
Note. 16:3, 4. Paul firmly opposed the circumcision of Gentile believers as something necessary to salvation.  This is shown by his passing on of the decision of the Jerusalem Council.  But, Timothy in Jewish eyes was a Jew by birth; and, in fresh evangelism, it would cause needless offence if he did not wear the sign of Jewish nationality. Cf. 1 Cor. 9:20; Gal. 5:6; 6:15.