A Miracle, a Mistake, and a Message (Acts 14:8-28)

A Miracle a Mistake and A Message Acts 14:8-28

Acts 14:8-28

I. A miracle (Acts 14:8-10)

    A. The healing of a lame man by Jesus (Isaiah 53:3-6a; John 5:8-9)
    B. The healing of a lame man by Peter and John (Acts 3)
    C. The healing of a lame man by Paul (Acts 14:8-10)

II. A mistake (Acts 14:11-13)

    A. Idolatry – Zeus and Hermes (Acts 14:11-12)
    B. The involvement of the priest of Zeus (Acts 14:13)

III. A message (Acts 14:14-18)

    A. Turn from idols (Acts 14:14-15; 1 Thessalonians 1:8-10)
    B. Still today we deal with idolatry (Colossians 3:5; 1 Timothy 6:10)
    C. The argument for God from nature (Acts 14:16-18; 17:30; Romans 3:25; 1:18-21)

IV. The mess (Acts 14:19-20)

    A. Unbelieving Jews and fickle multitudes (Acts 14:19)
    B. God was with His servants (Acts 14:20)

V. The conclusion of the first missionary journey (Acts 14:21-28)

    A. Backtracking to all those congregations they planted – strengthening, exhorting, and appointing elders (Acts 14:21-25)
    B. Returning and reporting to Antioch (Acts 14:26-28; 11:26)

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