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The Life and Times of Paul (5)

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His second Trip

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He and Barnabas had finished their first trip
It was primarily to Asia Minor but included the Island of Cyprus
First Salvation: Proconsul Sergius Paulus
John Mark departed
Paul was nearly or actually killed
Spent about 3 years in Antioch

In the fall of 49 AD Judaizers come to Antioch and Cause a Doctrinal Disturbance.

a. Those who taught a combination of God’s grace and human effort.

b. The word Judaizer comes from a Greek verb meaning “to live according to Jewish customs.”

A Judaizer taught that, in order for a Christian to truly be right with God, he must conform to the Mosaic Law. Circumcision, especially, was promoted as necessary for salvation. Gentiles had to become Jewish proselytes first, and then they could come to Christ. The doctrine of the Judaizers was a mixture of grace (through Christ) and works (through the keeping of the Law).

Paul, Barnabas, Titus and certain others go to what is called the Jerusalem Conference in Jerusalem.

There they meet with Peter, James and John.

Acts 15:8–9 NKJV
So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
There are many groups today with beliefs/practices very similar to the Judaizers of the New Testament. The two most prominent would be the Hebrew Roots Movement and the Roman Catholic Church. The teachings of the Hebrew Roots Movement are virtually identical to those of the Judaizers whom Paul rebuked in Galatians. A primary focus of the Hebrew Roots Movement is to put followers of Christ back under the bondage of the Old Testament Law.
The Roman Catholic Church teaches a doctrine similar to that of the Judaizers of the New Testament in this way: its doctrine is a mixture of law and grace. At the Council of Trent in the 16th century, the Catholic Church explicitly denied the idea of salvation by faith alone. Catholics have always held that certain sacraments are necessary for salvation. The issues for the 1st-century Judaizers were circumcision and Sabbath-keeping. The issues for modern-day Catholics are baptism, confession, etc. The works considered necessary may have changed, but both Judaizers and Catholics attempt to merit God’s grace through the performance of ritualistic acts.
So do any of you believe that Baptism is necessary to Salvation?
John 3
John 3:5 NKJV
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
So how do you answer this?
So do any of you believe partaking of the Lords Supper is necessary for Salvation?
John 6:53 NKJV
Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.
So how do you answer this?
Baptism.
It says Born it doesn't say Baptized (Born means proceeds from.)
It says Born it doesn't say Baptized (Born means proceeds from.)
1 Peter 1:23 NIV
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
1 John 1:9 NKJV
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2.
1 John 1:7 NKJV
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Lords Supper
Is this figurative or literal?
Look at the fact that The Catholic Church believe it is the literal body and blood.
When Jesus turned water into wine, what were its characteristics?
2. Drinking Blood was forbidden in Hebrew Culture,
Ephesians 2:8–9 NIV
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.

Paul is asked to share the miracles God has done amongst the Gentiles.

Ephesians 2:8 NKJV
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
James then makes a decision.
Acts 15:13–21 NKJV
And after they had become silent, James answered, saying, “Men and brethren, listen to me: Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name. And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written: After this I will return And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, And I will set it up; So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, Says the Lord who does all these things.’ “Known to God from eternity are all His works. Therefore I judge that we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to God, but that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and from blood. For Moses has had throughout many generations those who preach him in every city, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath.”
They return with the news to Antioch.

Paul and Barnabas decide to go back and visit the new believers.

Paul and Barnabas disagree about bringing John Mark.

Paul takes Silas and goes toward Syria and into Asia Minor.

The Roman Catholic Church teaches a doctrine similar to that of the Judaizers of the New Testament in this way: its doctrine is a mixture of law and grace. At the Council of Trent in the 16th century, the Catholic Church explicitly denied the idea of salvation by faith alone. Catholics have always held that certain sacraments are necessary for salvation. The issues for the 1st-century Judaizers were circumcision and Sabbath-keeping. The issues for modern-day Catholics are baptism, confession, etc. The works considered necessary may have changed, but both Judaizers and Catholics attempt to merit God’s grace through the performance of ritualistic acts.

Barnabas and John go towards Cyprus.

The first trip starts in Barnabas’s home are, The second starts in Paul's.

They travel from Antioch through other cities in Syria, strengthening Churches.

They travel to Tarsus of Cilicia into Derbe and Lystra.

In Lystra that meet Timothy and He begins to Ministry with them

Paul circumcises Timothy…?

Not for salvation but for effectiveness.
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