The Jerusalem Council (Acts 15:1-35)

The Jerusalem Council

(Acts 15:1-35)

I. The dispute (Acts 15:1-5)

    A. Background (Galatians 2:11-13)
    B. Face-to-face discussions (Acts 15:1-5; Galatians 2:1-2, 14-16)

II. The defense (Acts 15:6-18)

    A. Peter (Acts 15:6-11; 10:34-35)
    B. Paul and Barnabas (Acts 15:12)
    C. James (Acts 15:13-18; Amos 9:11-12)

III. The declaration (Acts 15:19-35)

    A. Prohibitions against idol worship (Acts 15:19-21)
    B. Inspired by the Spirit (Acts 15:22-29)
    C. The purpose of the Law (Galatians 3:19, 23-29)
    D. The reaction to the letter (Acts 15:30-35)

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