Reading: The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 166-87; Acts 13:4-14:26
1. What suggestion did Barnabas make as he and Paul prepared for their first missionary tour (166:3-167:0)?
2. What is Satan’s reaction whenever the gospel is preached to prominent persons of integrity (167:2)?
3. When working for this kind of person, what should the gospel worker not fear (167:3-168:0)?
4. In what forms may the worker for Jesus meet the archenemy (169:1)?
5. What led Mark to desert Paul and Barnabas (169:3-170:0)?
6. Contrast the attitude of Paul with that of Barnabas toward the deserter (170:1, 2).
7. What motivated the Jews at Antioch in Pisidia to turn against Paul and Barnabas (Acts 13:44, 45)?
8. How did Jesus foretell the spread of the gospel to the Gentiles (174:2)?
9. What was the final response of the Jews in Antioch to the preaching of the gospel (176:1, 2)?
10. What methods did the enemies of the gospel use in Iconium in an attempt to stop the preaching of the apostles (178:1-179:0) ?
11. What approach was taken by Paul and Barnabas to present Jesus to the people of Lystra (180:1-181:0)?
12. Explain the change in the attitude of the people in Lystra (183:1-184:0)?
13. List five things the apostles did in order to care for the spiritual well-being of new converts (185:2-186:2).
Thought Question: Can you think of a modern-day parallel to the Jews’ attitude toward the preaching of Paul and Barnabas?