'Salvation' Tagged Posts

AC49 – Closed Doors

A Few Women by the River After doors closed in many directions, Paul and his company receive a call to come to Macedonia. They end up in Philippi and preach to a small group of women outside the city by the river.

AC47 – Churches at Peace

What should the Gentiles do? The church in Jerusalem concluded they should write a letter to the Gentiles in the other churches that affirms the truth of the Gospel they heard from Paul. Circumcision and law keeping are not required for salvation. Paul and Barnabas gladly take the letter back to Antioch.

AC46 – God Knows What He is Doing

What is happening? The spread of Gospel to the Gentiles was not in itself surprising, but the pouring out of the promised Spirit on uncircumcised Gentiles caught many Jews by surprise. Some even objected. Finally, James addressed the meeting that what was happening was in line with prior Scripture revelation.

AC45 – Salvation by Free Grace

Who says? The early churches faced a dilemma as the Gospel spread among the uncircumcised Gentiles. Did Gentiles have to be circumcised and keep the law in order to be saved? After much disputing, Peter testifies about the Cornelius event in Caesarea. He interprets the events and draws conclusions in line with God’s purpose as…

AC44 – The Gospel Controversy

What about the law? As the Gospel spread in the first century, more and more Gentiles came to faith in Jesus Christ. It wasn’t long before some of the Pharisees began to object that the Gentiles had to be circumcised and keep the law in order to be saved. Some from the church in Antioch got together with the church in Jerusalem…

AC41 – Justified Through Faith

How can the guilty be cleared? Paul concludes his sermon in the synagogue at Antioch of Pisidia with a profound declaration. Though faith in Jesus, all who believe are forgiven for sins and justified from the condemnation of the law. He then warns them about unbelief.

AC35 – Peter Reports to the Church

Can that really happen? Peter and his companions were surprised by events in Caesarea, but God wasn’t. Peter faced objections back home with the church in Jerusalem. He retells the account, highlighting the work of God and the Spirit, in order to bring them along to the conclusion he reached.