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Acts 15:36-16:10

Pastor Dain Spore: Acts:15:36-16:10. A Bit of a Squabble.

Pastor Dain Spore's ongoing series of Bible studies on the Book of Acts. This time, it's a look at the human side of the Bible hero Paul. Good friends Paul and Barnabas get into a disagreement and go their separate ways, but God uses the incident to further spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. Two famous names join with Paul: Timothy and Luke, the author of Acts.

These videos are normally posted on Wednesdays or Thursdays. However, Dain is taking a break over the holidays. He'll be back in January 2021. Thanks for joining us!

Acts 15

So the First Century Church continues to spread, and is bearing great fruit amongst the Gentiles. But behind this wave of conversions follows another wave of well-meaning “Judaizers” who desperately need to get these Gentiles on board with "REAL" righteousness. Mainly…get the men circumcised! This of course would put a bit of a damper on the evangelical zeal happening in Antioch, so the Church sends Paul and Barnabas (Paul needed some encouragement perhaps) up to Jerusalem to sort this out. Circumcision may be a small thing in the grand scheme of things, but this is a huge moment for the Church, not only to choose a path towards grace, but also about how decisions get made in the Kingdom of God.

Acts 14

Pastor Dain Spore continues his Chicken Skin Bible series with Acts chapter 14. Wait, Paul and Barnabas are Hermes and Zeus? Well, that's what a whole town thought, and the citizens were ready to worship and sacrifice animals to Paul and Barnabas. Paul ends up half dead, but the Good News of Jesus Christ keeps spreading, even to the pagans. A great chapter about the grace of God.