Seismic shifts in Christian mission. From Antioch to Antioch ! Acts 13. Seismic shifts in Christian mission. Acts11-13 Change-over from Peter to Paul Jews to Gentiles Disciples of a Jewish Messiah to “Christians” Jerusalem-centred to an Antioch base. ANTIOCH. ANTIOCH. Syrian Antioch.
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From Antioch to Antioch !
Acts11-13 Change-over from
Acts 11:19-21 (8:4)
“Now those who had been forced to scatter went around proclaiming the good news concerning Jesus.”
“When he arrived and saw the evidence of the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.”
Knew his limitations
Recognised the greater gifts of others and gave them space to work- gets Paul over to lead the teaching
“So the disciples, each in accordance with his financial ability, decided to send relief to their brothers and sisters living in Judea.”
Acts 11:27-30, 13:2
“In the church at Antioch there were prophets ...While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “... ”
... “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.
Jesus The 12 Barnabas
Paul & Barnabas start of a new breed of “apostles” = missionaries
Sent by both the Holy Spirit & Church
Then Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, said, “ ...
“But God raised Him from the dead ...Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.”