Problems at Lystra - Acts 14:7-20 * Sun. June 4, 2017

             Problems at Lystra

Acts 14:7-20

 

I.                Mistaken Identity???  (vs. 7-13)

a. Why had Paul and Barnabas come to Lystra when they did (vs. 5-6)?  _____________________________________________________________________

b. What was one of Paul’s first actions in Lystra? ____________________________________

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c.  In other places people responded to miraculous signs by praising God…what do they do in Lystra? _____________________________________________________________________

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d.  Who do the people of Lystra assume have come to them and what do they attempt to do? _____________________________________________________________________

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II.              Pagans being Pagans (vs. 13-18)

a. Were the pagan priests on board with worshiping Paul and Barnabas?

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b. What were the priests prepared to do? ________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

c. Why would Paul and Barnabas be so adamant the people NOT worship them? _____________________________________________________________________

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d. How is Paul’s sermon different speaking to a Gentile audience than what he had preached to                              Jewish audiences on this missionary journey? _____________________________________

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e. How effective was Paul at convincing the people to NOT sacrifice to them? _____________________________________________________________________

 

III.            No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (vs. 16-20)

a. Why did the crowds turn on Paul and Barnabas? __________________________________

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b. Why do you think the Jews hounded Paul and Barnabas from city to city? ______________________________________________________________________

c. What do the Jews incite the multitude to do? ____________________________________

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d. What is surprising about what Paul does after he “rose up?”  __________________________

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e. Are Paul and Barnabas in a hurry to leave Lystra? _________________________________

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IV. Application:  How committed to the Lord and His Gospel does one need to be to preach, endure extreme persecution even to the point of death? _______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________

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