Paul’s First Recorded Sermon

July 14, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Acts 13:13-41 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - July 14, 2019 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 13:13-43

Paul’s First Recorded Sermon

Intro

A. WHY DID JOHN LEAVE? (Acts 13:13).

1. Paul viewed him as a “deserter” (Acts 15:38).

2. Speculations on possible reasons.

B. WHAT MADE PAUL BYPASS PERGA AND GO TO ANTIOCH? (Acts 13:14).

1. Gal. 4:13-15 and Paul’s bodily illness.

2. Speculations on Paul’s illness.

3. The city of Antioch Pisidian.

C. PAUL’S FIRST SERMON (Acts 13:16-41).

1. Two initial observations.

2. OT history (Acts 13:17-22) -

3. Death, burial and resurrection of Christ (Acts 13:23-37).

a. According to promise God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus (Acts 13:23).

b. John the Baptist (Acts 13:24-25).

c. The message of salvation (Acts 13:26-37) -

- DEATH OF JESUS (Acts 13:26-29) -

- BURIAL OF JESUS (Acts 13:29) -

- RESURRECTION OF JESUS (Acts 13:30-37) -

Human Witnesses (Acts 13:30-31) -

Scriptural Witnesses (Acts 13:32-37) - Ps. 2:7; Isa. 55:3; Ps. 16:10

4. Promise of salvation through faith and warning for unbelief (Acts 13:38-41).

a. This salvation is “through Christ” (Acts 13:38, 39).

b. This salvation is the “forgiveness of sins” (Acts 13:38); and freedom = justification (Acts 13:39).

c. This salvation is for “everyone who believes” - both Jews and Gentiles.

5. The response of the people (Acts 13:42-43).

Conclusion