The Journey Is On (Acts 12:25-13:12)

The Journey Is On (Acts 12:25-13:12) Paul's First Missionary Journey

(Acts 12:25-13:12)

I. The first stop (Acts 13:4-5)

    A. Cyprus (Acts 13:4; 4:36; 11:19-21)
    B. The work is straight-forward: preach the Word (Acts 13:5; Romans 1:16; 2 Timothy 4:2; 1 Corinthians 1:14-17)

II. The mission was met with interest and opposition (Acts 13:6-8)

    A. The opposition: Bar-Jesus/Elymas (Acts 13:6-8; 2 Timothy 4:4)
    B. The interested party: Sergius Paulus (Acts 13:7)

III. Opposition must be opposed! (Acts 13:9-11)

    A. Paul was inspired in his opposition of Elymas (Acts 13:9-10)
    B. We must be gentle and patient in our opposition of error (2 Timothy 2:24-26)
    C. Mercy even in opposition (Acts 13:11)

IV. The result of truth (Acts 13:12)

    A. Sergius Paulus believed (Acts 13:12)
    B. Belief is always preceded by hearing (Romans 10:17)
    C. Belief is a “synecdoche” for the proper response – obedience

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