The Jerusalem Council

September 15, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Acts 15:1-21 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - Sept. 15, 2019 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 15:1-21

The Jerusalem Council

Intro

A. THE CONTROVERSY (Acts 15:1-5).

The issue at hand -

1. The Judaizers at Antioch (Acts 15:1).

2. The champions of the gospel of grace (Acts 15:2).

3. The proposed Jerusalem meeting with the apostles and elders (Acts 15:2b).

4. The journey and reception at Jerusalem (Acts 15:3-4).

5. The Judaizers in Jerusalem (Acts 15:5).

B. THE COUNCIL (Acts 15:6-29).

1. The importance of this Council.

2. The reports (Acts 15:6-21).

3. The conclusion of the issue (Acts 15:19-29).

a. James agrees in Acts 15:19-21.

b. The conclusion of the apostles and elders (Acts 15:22-29).

C. THE COUNTER-ATTACK.

1. The situation in Galatia.

2. Paul’s letter to the Galatians.

3. The gospel of grace defended.

a. Any other gospel is anathema (Gal. 1:6-9).

b. no one can be saved by the works of the law (Gal. 2:16, 21; 3:1-3; 5:1-6).

c. all you need is Christ for salvation (Gal. 3:10-13, 24-26; 4:4-7, 9-11; 5:6).

d. Gentile believers spiritual status (Gal. 3:7, 14, 16, 28-29; 6:15-16).

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Conclusion