Missions and Acts - Covenantal Approach?

Kaitiaki's picture

Basically this is just a "what do we learn about the Church from Acts?" thread. As we watch Paul and Barnabas and then Paul and Silas building the Church in Acts, what can we learn about their concept of the Church as a whole? Robert suggested my original plan was too cumbersome so asked me to create new threads.

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Jesus said he was sent to seek and saved the lost sheep of Israel - yet he still had a place for Gentiles who were present when he was preaching. When the new Church began in Acts i took a sign from God before the Apostles were prepared to take the Gospel to the Gentiles at all. Then when Paul did, he went first to the Jews and then to the Greeks. We explore this aspect of his method of missions.

The process Paul used (The Jews first and then the Greeks) may set out a policy we should keep in mind for missions outreach. Do you think this was a deliberate policy? Do you think he began with those who, not only should have been the easiest to reach with the truth but also, were the ones who should join with him in the further work of outreach? What part did their greater accountability under the covenant have to play in his use of this policy?

CLARK E. WADE's picture

Amen Connie..

I believe the only successor to Jesus is "the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in the name of Christ, to represent Him and act on His behalf. It is the Holy Spirit Who will teach us all things and will remind us of everything Christ has told us." John 14:26.

"Even when we were dead by our own shortcomings and trespassess, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ.--HE GAVE US THE VERY LIFE OF CHRIST HIMSELF." (Eph. 2:5)

Your brother and His,