Acts 13:48 // Scripture teaches that God Saves, and yet that some humans reject Him! Contrast, for example, Ephesians 1 with 1 Timothy 4 and Romans 9:18 with Romans 11:32. And never forget Romans 9:16!
(Dig Deeper: John 15:1-17. Who chose who? But what is our response to be?)
Acts 13:29-30 // Some will say you must have a “personal relationship” with Jesus, though He nor His apostles never called us to this. Instead we are to Believe Him!
(Dig Deeper: 1 Corinthians 15. Resurrection is His Promise!)
Acts 13:32-33 // We are good news-ers! This means we help to spread hope, not condemnation or behavior modification!
(Dig Deeper: Colossians 2:6-23)
Acts 13:34 // We don’t have to “check our brains at the door.” We are not called to blind faith, but to believe based upon the evidence!
(Dig Deeper: Acts 17, 1 Peter 3:15-16)
Acts 13:38-39 // Forgiveness brings healing. Faith brings life.
(Dig Deeper: Isaiah 55:6-8 Note how “my thoughts are not your thoughts” has to do with GRACE!)