Text: Acts 17:1-12 The Source of our Authority – The Word of God The Impact of the Truth – Some will be persuaded The Opposition to Truth - A contrary agenda Stirring up the masses False accusations Cries of conspiracy Identifying “the enemy” The Impact of Mass Emotions – Truth is Suppressed A New Opportunity – A receptive audience Truth confirmed by scripture Many believed Living in times of Uncertainty - 1. Hold fast to the Truth Examine the Scriptures 2. Withhold comment
Text: Acts 16:1-40 Do Whatever it takes Paul circumcises Timothy so that it would increase the
likelihood of his words being respected by the Jews. Go Wherever He leads you Paul was forbidden by the Spirit to preach in Asia.
Paul was not permitted to speak in Bithynia by the Spirit of Jesus.
Paul had a vision calling him to Macedonia. Speak to Whomever will listen Paul was preaching on the riverside to an assembly of women. God opened the heart of
Text: Acts 15:1-35 A Difference of Opinion The Situation: Gentiles were being saved The Concern: Some Jewish believers felt the Gentiles should be circumcised The Result: Dissention and a great debate The Response: Having church leaders and elders consider the issue The Deliberation of Leaders The matter was heard Both sides expressed their views Peter’s wise counsel: An appeal to a hierarchy of importance 1. Core Doctrines and Essential Spiritual Matters 2. Important Matter