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?

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G_d, L_rd, Yeshua(Jesus) (edited by moderator)

If God must be referred to as G_d in order to be respectful, God being the deity's title, not his hame, if Lord must be referred to as L_rd in order to be respectful, Lord being another of His titles, I have no problem with that convention, so long as you don't impose it on anyone else.

However your whole position is revealed starkly as fallacy when I play light on the subject and reveal that you render the name of Jesus as Yeshua(Jesus), not Y_sh__ (J_s_s). Jesus is God. Disrespecting Jesus is disrespecting God. Either you choose to disrespect Jesus as someone inferior and separate from God and in Jesus' Godhead you are disrespecting Him and God, or your convention is without merit,

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