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WEEK 4 - Paul's First Mission Trip 

Messiah is not just a church for a specific race or economic group. We are a church for all nations and all peoples. However, because of our sinful nature, that idea is sometimes a hard thing for us to put into practice. We want to be around people that look like us, talk like us and act like us. As we will see in our readings for this week, the apostles and early believers were no different. They had the same sinful prejudices and preconceived notions that we fight against.

That is why God, through His Holy Spirit, gave them and us, a new common ground. In Christ we aren’t similar because of our skin color or nation of origin. We are all the same in that we are sinful human beings who are in need of a savior and we are all in need of someone to restore our relationship with God. That is what makes us one. It’s not the things the world looks at, like skin color or economic status. It’s the fact we are all in need of a savior and Jesus died to be that savior for us. That is something we have in common no matter what we look like or how much money we have. In Christ we are all one family. 

Week 4 Readings

To read the text online, click on the readings or their descriptions. To listen to the verses each day, use the player below the readings.  Dates Marked with ** have a video Bible Study also shown below.

October 3rd, 2016 – Acts 10:23b-48 – Cornelius and his family are brought to faith.

October 4th, 2016 – Acts 11:1-18 – “Lucy, you have some ‘splaining to do!”

October 5th, 2016 – Acts 11:19-30 - Antioch

October 6th, 2016 – Acts 12:1-25 – Peter’s escape from prison and Herod’s death **

October 7th, 2016 – Acts 13:1-12 – Paul and Barnabas begin their first missionary journey **

October 8th, 2016 – Acts 13:13-41 – Paul preaches at the synagogue Pisidian Antioch

October 9th, 2016 – Acts 13:42-52 – The Word takes root



Audio Readings




Stuff They Didn't Teach Me in Sunday School


OCTOBER 6: Episode 152
Persecution Flares Up


OCTOBER 7: Episode 153
The Ball Gets Rolling


The Plan Bible Reading Schedule and weekly intros © Rev. Kurt Klaus 2013

“Stuff They Didn’t Teach Me In Sunday School” ©  Lutheran Hour Ministries 2013

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