Thinking Through Acts
Acts is Luke's apology for Christianity, a demonstration that God was in the work of the apostles. When establishment leaders wanted to kill them all and be done with the nuisance, the respected rabbi Gamaliel wisely sounded a word of caution: "If this work is of God, you will not be able to overthrow these men; you may possibly even be found fighting against God" (Acts 5:39). Surprisingly, it was Gamaliel's most famous pupil, Saul of Tarsus, who took up the challenge, and had to learn the futility of fighting against God. His campaign against Christianity cast him in the role of a stubborn ox kicking against the cattle prod ... until he surrendered and became Christianity's greatest spokesman. Join L. A. Mott in a fresh reading of this story of how Christianity was firmly established in a hostile world, taking away Gamaliel's "if" and proving that this work is of God.
Preview the Lesson on Acts 15:1-35: The Council at Jerusalem. The issue: Would Gentiles be required to become Jews in order to be accepted into the church?
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- Copyright 2007