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Acts 15:1-21

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Acts 15:1 ESV
But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.”
This is how legalism always begins.
If you not doing it my way your wrong.
Acts 15:2 ESV
And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question.
they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria
describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles.
brought great joy to all the brothers.
When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders
they declared all that God had done with them
But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said
"It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.”

The apostles and … consider this matter.

Acts 15:6 ESV
The apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider this matter.
Acts 15:7 ESV
And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.
Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.
And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us,
he made no distinction between us and them
having cleansed their hearts by faith
Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test
by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples
that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?
Acts 15:11 ESV
But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.”

12 And all the … among the Gentiles.

Acts 15:12 ESV
And all the assembly fell silent, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul as they related what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.
Acts 15:13–15 ESV
After they finished speaking, James replied, “Brothers, listen to me. Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take from them a people for his name. And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written,
16  “ ‘After this I will return,
and I will rebuild the tent of David that has fallen;
I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it,
17  that the remnant of mankind may seek the Lord,
and all the Gentiles who are called by my name,
says the Lord, who makes these things 18 known from of old.
Acts 15:19 ESV
Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God,
but should write to them to abstain from the things polluted by idols
and from sexual immorality
from what has been strangled, and from blood
Acts 15:21 ESV
For from ancient generations Moses has had in every city those who proclaim him, for he is read every Sabbath in the synagogues.”

But, should he … punishment after death

God was not … with one another.

He was made … man was made

Thus the image … the whole world

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