Paul's Passing Thoughts

The Book of Acts Lesson 36

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on September 11, 2014

Lesson 36

Tuesday Night Bible Study

September 9, 2014

Study of the Book of Acts

Tonight’s Text – Acts 13:48 – 14:7 Brief review

  1. The character and behavior of believers
  2. Continued rejoicing
  3. Continued exalting of the Word
  4. A desire to tell others

– The word was published

                διαφερω – “dee-ah-fer-oh”

To carry through


  1. The unbelieving Jews of Antioch
  2. Provoked to jealousy

Compare with

– Acts 13:6-8

– Acts 6:9-12

– Matthew 27:16-20

  1. Using the force of government

– Paul and Barnabas expelled

        – εχβαλλω – “ek-ball-oh” – to throw out

– intensity


  1. Shaking the dust from the feet

– A practice of devout Jews

– Symbolic gesture of derision towards Gentiles

– Used by Jesus to mock the religious elite

– Gesture of judgment upon the Jews


III. Spirit-filled disciples of Antioch

  1. Filled

        πληροω – “play-ro-oh” –

To make replete; to cram

– Imperfect tense indicates an ongoing                           occurrence.

– Compare with Galatians 5:13-16

  1. Walking in the Spirit vs. filled with the Spirit.


  1. Activities in Iconium
  2. Carbon-copy of Antioch
  3. Paul and Barnabas’ tenacity

– Bold speaking

– Signs and wonders

  1. Jews using Gentiles to their advantage

– Violent impulses

exercising violence

stoning encouraged

  1. Fleeing to Lystra and Derbe



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