Follow-Up - Acts 14:31-28 * Sun. June 11, 2017

                          Follow-Up

Acts 14:21-28

 

I.                They Returned  (vs. 21-22)

a. What did Paul and Barnabas do in Derbe (vs. 20-21)? ________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

b. After they made many disciples in Derbe where do they intentionally go? _________________________________________________________________________________

c.  What specific things do they do with the disciples in each city? __________________________________

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d.  What truth do they share that will help prepare them for the persecution that was to come upon them all?  ________________________________________________________________________________

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II.              Appointing Elders (vs. 23-25)

a. What purpose would be served by appointing elders in every church? _____________________________

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b. How do we know that this appointment was something they took very seriously? _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

c. Having been responsible to preach the word and disciple these new believers in Whose care do they ultimately leave them? _______________________________________________________________________

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d. Does it seem Paul and Barnabas were pretty thorough in retracing their steps on this first missionary journey? ________________________________________________________________________________

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III.            Back Home in Antioch (vs. 26-28)

a. Why do Paul and Barnabas return to Antioch? ______________________________________________

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b. Which Antioch is this and why is his important? ____________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

c. Did Paul and Barnabas leave anything unfinished as they concluded their mission? ________________________________________________________________________________

d. What did they report to the full church? __________________________________________________

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e. Does it seem important in their report that God had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles? ________________________________________________________________________________

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f. Do Paul and Barnabas immediately head out on another adventure? _______________________________

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IV. Application:  Why is it important to follow-up with those we have led to Christ? _________________________________________________________________________________

And to report back to the church after a mission? ______________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________

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