ACTS 15:11

Tom Harding

When Paul and Barnabas had completed their first missionary journey, they returned to Antioch and declared all things that God had done through them (Acts 14:27). When the word of God's dealings and saving mercies among the Gentlies had filtered back to Jerusalem, certain of the Pharisees took upon themselves to travel to Antioch and tried to subvert and convince the Gentiles who believed, that it was needful to be circumcised and to keep the law of Moses before one could be saved (Acts 15: 1). Paul and Barnabas traveled to Jerusalem to consider this vital question with the Apostles and Elders of the church. After there had been much disputing Peter stood up and clears the air with this plain, God-inspired statement of the gospel, "We believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they." From this one statement we can learn at least four things.

Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.

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