A Journey Through Acts 16 (Part 1)

Caroline begins taking us on a journey of exploring what it means to be a disciple, through looking at the example set by Paul and his companions in taking the gospel message to the gentile nations.

In this Part 1, we see Paul and Barnabas going to Jerusalem (Acts 15:13-21) to work out some problems that were manifesting in the early church, working out the distinctions between obeying Jewish Law and salvation by faith in Christ for all people. Division is a tactic of Satan to bring harm to people, whereas the gospel declares new peace and unity in Jesus. Having discerned the Holy Spirit’s guidance together, they wrote a letter (Acts 15:22-29) for all the churches to have the same understanding – “that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.” (v19).