January 19, 2018

Posted on January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018

Acts 14:21 — Acts 15:11

21 And when they had announced the gospel to that city and had made a considerable number of disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch,

22 Establishing the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith and saying that through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God.

23 And when they had appointed elders for them in every church and had prayed with fasting, they committed them to the Lord into whom they had believed.

24 And they passed through Pisidia and came to Pamphylia.

25 And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they came down to Attalia.

26 And from there they sailed away to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.

27 And when they arrived and gathered the church together, they declared the things that God had done with them and that He had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.

28 And they spent no little time there with the disciples.

1 And certain men came down from Judea and began to teach the brothers, Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.

2 And when no little dissension and discussion with them came about through Paul and Barnabas, the brothers directed Paul and Barnabas and certain others among them to go up to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem concerning this question.

3 They therefore, having been sent forward by the church, passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, telling in detail about the turning of the Gentiles; and they brought great joy to all the brothers.

4 And when they arrived in Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared the things that God had done with them.

5 But certain men from the sect of the Pharisees who had believed rose up from among them, saying, It is necessary to circumcise them and to charge them to keep the law of Moses.

6 And the apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.

7 And when much discussion had taken place, Peter rose up and said to them, Men, brothers, you know that from the early days God chose from among you that through my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.

8 And God, the Knower of hearts, bore witness to them, giving them the Holy Spirit even as also to us;

9 And He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.

10 Therefore why are you now testing God by placing a yoke upon the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus we are saved in the same way also as they are.

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