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Tuesday Bible Study – 06/04/2013

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  • Richard Eutsler, Sr.
  • Steven Atherton
  • Paul Muller
  • Charles Hocker
  • Richard Eutsler, Jr.

Scriptures used:

  • Acts 13


  • The church in Antioch was a vital church.  They were gathered together serving the Lord and fasting for direction from the Lord and the Holy Ghost said to separate Barnabus and Saul for the work that they were called to.
  • Hands were laid on them and they were sent away to their work.
  • Some churches believe that Saul was not a minister until that laying on of hands took place in v. 3.  Saul was ministering mightily before that took place.   Verse 1 says that they were ministers before this.
  • This is another example of when Jesus after his death and resurrection was with his disciples ministering in person for about 40 days and was taken up and then gave commandment to them by the Holy Ghost.  It is the equal of any commandment he gave to them when he was physically present.
  • In Salamus they preached the Word in the synagogues of the Jews.  When they had gone through into Paphos, they found a sorcerer named Barjesus: sorcerer means in this instance a wise man, learned man who has insights from God.  He is a false prophet who turns people out of the way of the Lord.  He was a prudent man who seems to exercise good judgment.  He withstood them seeking to turn them away from the faith.
  • Paul said that the hand of the Lord is upon him and made Barjesus blind for a season – so there was a possibility of repentance.  Jesus’s doctrine is with power.
  • This type of doctrine of God, when performed today, is called to be of the devil by the people.
  • There are churches that say that the things of God are of the devil in ignorance but the grace of God may cover them.  But in some cases that is blasphemy of the Holy Ghost.
  • Because Paul stood, the man became blind instantaneously and demonstrated to the deputy that what Paul stood in was indeed the truth.
  • The John in v. 13 is John Mark, the author of the Gospel of Mark.
  • Exhortation in verse 15 means “Tell us what’s going on in the rest of the world”.
  • The sermon that Paul shared laid a foundation of where are these people going to go?  He shows the example of Israel.  The ebb and flow of service to the Lord through the generations.  He also spoke of John the Baptist as the people had heard about him. Bringing it all to a head and asking them what are they going to do about it?
  • Verse 39:  All that believe are justified from ALL things, that’s everything!!  All the self righteous churches that believe a divorced person can’t go to their church must have missed this verse!
  • A message to all self righteous and self justifying : Jesus can forgive everything even though you can’t.
  • You can be justified through the blood of Jesus Christ and be forgiven, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
  • The Psalms are full of passages that say that God doesn’t depart from us.
  • Despisers of the truth are always debating, never able to come solidly to the truth and they perish.  There are many like that today.
  • When people say “God will have to show it to me”:  What they don’t realize when they say that, they are bypassing the mediator between us and God, the man Jesus Christ.  That is why they perish.
  • The Gentiles were excited about Paul’s sermon.
  • The Jews saw the multitudes, filled with envy, contradicting and blaspheming the Holy Ghost because they knew it was true.  The things that Paul were speaking were of the Holy Ghost.
  • The middle wall of partition between Jews and Gentiles was broken down when Paul preached.  They are ready to enter in.
  • Paul’s response is to wax bold and turn to the Gentiles because the Lord has commanded us.  (to be a light of the Gentiles.)
  • V. 48:  Ordained – appointed to a position, given their commissions as in the military.  Not preordained!
  • The Jews stirred up men and women to expel Paul and Barnabus out of their coast.  Paul and Barnabus didn’t care; just shook off the dust of their feet, and came to Iconium.  The disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Ghost.
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