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Acts 13-14. Antioch: Serving the Lord Acts 13:1-2 Ministered: Serving daily needs of the brethren (1 Cor. 3:5)Ministered: Serving daily needs of the brethren.

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1 Acts 13-14

2 Antioch: Serving the Lord Acts 13:1-2 Ministered: Serving daily needs of the brethren (1 Cor. 3:5)Ministered: Serving daily needs of the brethren (1 Cor. 3:5) Fasted: Abstinence from food; Exclusive dedication; concentrated effort on spiritual thingsFasted: Abstinence from food; Exclusive dedication; concentrated effort on spiritual things –Mourning over sin (Acts 9:9, 11); intense devotion (14:23); extreme sorrow (Lk. 5:35) 2

3 Barnabas & Saul are Called by the Holy Spirit Acts 13:2-4 (11:28) Take the gospel to new areas of the world – cf. Acts 14:27Take the gospel to new areas of the world – cf. Acts 14:27 Sent by the church by the authority of the Holy Spirit – Acts 13:3-4Sent by the church by the authority of the Holy Spirit – Acts 13:3-4 Commended to the grace of God – Acts 14:26Commended to the grace of God – Acts 14:26 3

4 Salamis: Synagogues John Mark Paphos: (“Paul”) Elymas (blinded) & Sergius Paulus (believed) Acts 13:4-12 4

5 John Mark returned to Jerusalem – 13:13John Mark returned to Jerusalem – 13:13 Did not go with them “to the work” (15:38)Did not go with them “to the work” (15:38) John Mark returned to Jerusalem – 13:13John Mark returned to Jerusalem – 13:13 Did not go with them “to the work” (15:38)Did not go with them “to the work” (15:38) Acts 13:13 5

6 Paul preaches Jesus to Jews; Whole cityPaul preaches Jesus to Jews; Whole city Jews oppose; Gentiles believeJews oppose; Gentiles believe Persecution beginsPersecution begins Paul preaches Jesus to Jews; Whole cityPaul preaches Jesus to Jews; Whole city Jews oppose; Gentiles believeJews oppose; Gentiles believe Persecution beginsPersecution begins Acts 13:

7 Many believedMany believed Persecution increasesPersecution increases Stayed a long time & spoke boldly with miraclesStayed a long time & spoke boldly with miracles Many believedMany believed Persecution increasesPersecution increases Stayed a long time & spoke boldly with miraclesStayed a long time & spoke boldly with miracles Acts 13:51-14:6 7

8 Crippled man healedCrippled man healed “The gods have come down!”“The gods have come down!” True God preachedTrue God preached Jews from Antioch cameJews from Antioch came Paul stoned & left for deadPaul stoned & left for dead Crippled man healedCrippled man healed “The gods have come down!”“The gods have come down!” True God preachedTrue God preached Jews from Antioch cameJews from Antioch came Paul stoned & left for deadPaul stoned & left for dead Acts 14:6-20 8

9 Preached the gospelPreached the gospel Made many disciplesMade many disciples Preached the gospelPreached the gospel Made many disciplesMade many disciples Acts 14:21 9

10 Returned where they had beenReturned where they had been Strengthened & exhorted disciplesStrengthened & exhorted disciples Appointed elders in every churchAppointed elders in every church Prayed, fasted & commended them to the LordPrayed, fasted & commended them to the Lord Returned where they had beenReturned where they had been Strengthened & exhorted disciplesStrengthened & exhorted disciples Appointed elders in every churchAppointed elders in every church Prayed, fasted & commended them to the LordPrayed, fasted & commended them to the Lord Acts 14:

11 Preached in PergaPreached in Perga Sailed from Attalia to AntiochSailed from Attalia to Antioch Preached in PergaPreached in Perga Sailed from Attalia to AntiochSailed from Attalia to Antioch Acts 14:

12 The Power of God Displayed “They preached the word of God” – 13:5 Reveal & confirm – Acts 15:12Reveal & confirm – Acts 15:12 –Synonyms – Acts 13:5-12 –Called people to “listen” – 13:16, 26, 38-39, 48 –Showed genuine; Exposed counterfeit Cyprus (13:4-12)Cyprus (13:4-12) Iconium (14:3)Iconium (14:3) Lystra (14:8-18)Lystra (14:8-18) 12

13 The Power of God’s Word “The word of this salvation” – 13:26 Power to Save – Rom. 1:16Power to Save – Rom. 1:16 –Cyprus: Proconsul “believed” – 13:12 –Antioch: Convinced, convicted, saved – 13:14-15, 42-43; –Iconium: Great multitude – 14:1 –Lystra: Made disciples – 14:20 –Derbe: Made many disciples – 14:21 13

14 The Power of God’s Word “The word of this salvation” – 13:26 To stir up opposition, 13:45, 50 (Luke 12:49; cf. Jno. 16:2-3)To stir up opposition, 13:45, 50 (Luke 12:49; cf. Jno. 16:2-3) –Increased, 13:45, 50; 14:2, 4-5, 19 To produce joy & gladness, 13:46-48, 52To produce joy & gladness, 13:46-48, 52 To spread, 13:49To spread, 13:49 To edify the saints, 14:21-22To edify the saints, 14:

15 The Power of Faith Acts 13:5; Rom. 10:17 Faith to go to the work, 13:4-5Faith to go to the work, 13:4-5 Faith to boldly oppose error & confront opposition, 14:2-3 (1 Cor. 16:9)Faith to boldly oppose error & confront opposition, 14:2-3 (1 Cor. 16:9) Faith to endure persecution, 14:22 (2 Tim. 3:10-12)Faith to endure persecution, 14:22 (2 Tim. 3:10-12) –From prominent people, 13:51 –Violence, 14:5-7 –Stoning & threat of death, 14:19-21 Faith in brethren to continue – 14:23Faith in brethren to continue – 14:23 15

16 Their Work Completed Acts 14:26-28 They had been kept in God’s grace – 14:26They had been kept in God’s grace – 14:26 Reported all God had done with them – 14:27 (1 Cor. 3:6)Reported all God had done with them – 14:27 (1 Cor. 3:6) 16

17 Preaching the Word of God Saves souls in Christ (Rom. 10:13-17)Saves souls in Christ (Rom. 10:13-17) Distinguishes the truth from counterfeit faiths (2 Cor. 2:17; 4:2)Distinguishes the truth from counterfeit faiths (2 Cor. 2:17; 4:2) Strengthens the disciples (14:22)Strengthens the disciples (14:22) 17 God calls you to salvation & to the work of spreading the gospel…… Will you respond? (1 Ths. 2:13-14; 2 Tim. 4:2)


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