For the Rest of the World
April 14, 2013
- Acts 13:16-41 is Paul’s first recorded sermon. In a retelling of the story of Israel, Paul lists all the things God had done. How do God’s actions throughout history prepare the way for Jesus?
- What are the key elements of Paul’s gospel presentation in verses 28-37? How does this compare with 1 Corinthians 15:3-8? Why is the theme of resurrection so important to Paul?
- How do the various groups react to the same gospel message in verses 42-51? How is this an example of the variety of responses to the gospel that still happen today?
- Paul and this first group of missionaries were willing to engage new groups with the gospel. How can you play a part in what God is doing through our church and mission partners to engage a diversity of people with the gospel?