Summary of Acts 15:22-35:
The Council chooses some of their own men (Judas and Silas) to accompany Paul and Barnabas back to Antioch to give this agreement. They send a letter with them and the people were glad to read its encouraging message. Judas and Silas encouraged them and after a time they returned to Jerusalem. Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch to preach the Good News.
BSF Study Questions Acts Lesson 12, Day 4: Acts 15:22-35
9) Judas, Silas, Paul, and Barnabas. The people were glad for its encouraging message. They were strengthened.
10a) Many believed.
b) Personal Question. My answer: The Holy Spirit can and will confirm your decisions in life.
11) Personal Question. My answer: Pray to God about when to compromise. Make sure your compromise is in accordance with God’s Word. Truthfully, I’m not really in such a situation.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Acts Lesson 12, Day 4: Acts 15:22-35
Great explanation of Acts 15 HERE
Great example of how a dispute in the church should be handled. How many churches today are torn apart by mishandling of disputes?
End Notes BSF Study Questions Acts Lesson 12, Day 4: Acts 15:22-35
This letter was meant for these churches which had large populations of both Jewish and Gentile believers.
James voiced the decision of the council (Acts 15:19), but the unity behind the decision was one of several evidences that it was the work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit spoke through James and confirmed it through others.
Saved by God’s Grace Through Faith
We are saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ, not by any conformity to the law, and such obedience comes as a result of true faith, after the issue of salvation has been settled.
The Gentiles were very relieved that they were indeed saved. They were probably eagerly anticipating such words.