Reception and Rejection in Antioch of Pisidia (Acts 13:42-52)

Reception and Rejection in Antioch of Pisidia Acts 13

Acts 13:42-52

I. Two reactions

    A. Reception (Acts 13:42-44; 13:26; Galatians 5:4)
    B. Rejection (Acts 13:45, 50)

II. Paul and Barnabas refused to back down

    A. The Jews should have accepted the gospel (Acts 13:46-47; 13:17; Romans 1:16)
    B. The Gentiles joyously accepted God’s grace (Acts 13:48; Ephesians 2:12)
    C. Joy resulted in evangelism (Acts 13:49)

III. The missionaries driven out of Antioch

    A. You can knock them down, but they will get back up (Acts 13:50-51; 2 Corinthians 4:8-9; Luke 9:3-5)
    B. Despite opposition and persecution, the church was planted and disciples were joyful

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