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?

beemanlee's picture

Thanks, And I Do Believe We Are In Agreement on Succession Too

Brother Clark,

I also Agree with your last Statement about Peter and Paul.

Yes we do see this same disagreement going on today as well among believers in The Christ. As long as we both agree together in Jesus Name we will both receive our answers back from G-d, in due time.

No person know everything G-d intended to do exactly, but with G-d's Holy Spirit indwelling the believers we can all draw close to The Heart of our G-d and receive Spiritual Light and Guidance from Him.

G-d's Grace is Sufficient.