10 October 2021 (am) – Acts 13:1-12
|Andy Bruins preaching from Acts on Sunday 10th October 2021.|
This chapter tells us about the start of the first Missionary journey aimed at taking the Gospel to the Gentiles. Paul and Barnabas are set aside for the work both by the Holy Spirit and by their church in Antioch. The first leg of their journey takes them right across the island of Cyprus.
Q Read v1-4. How did the church in Antioch know that they should appoint Barnabas and Saul as missionaries? What do you think this looked like? What can we learn here about process of sending missionaries to the mission field?
Q Read v 5-12. Where does this missionary team initially look for opportunities to proclaim the Gospel? Why?
Q Why do you think Elymas was so keen to stop Sergius Paulus believing their message? In what ways do we encounter similar opposition today?
Q How does Paul confront this obstacle? What can we learn from the way he handles it?
Q How is blindness and darkness a good picture of unbelief and lack of understanding?
Q What is the answer to spiritual blindness?