This week, we open with Paul and Barnabas wrapping up Paul’s first missionary journey with an interesting visit to Lystra, followed by the historic Jerusalem Conference in Acts 15. We will then start reading of Paul beginning his 2nd missionary journey; and break for a couple of chapters of his letter to the Galatians before coming back to it, as we learn that Luke is himself preaching the gospel with Paul and Silas.
Side note: This article at Ferrell’s Travel Blog is an interesting story of the method used to identify the site of Lystra, along with a picture of the stone inscription now housed at the archaeological museum in Konya (biblical Iconium).
Each weekend, I am now posting a small PDF of one week of chapter summaries (on the website’s “Summaries” page), current to the beginning of the previous week. I have posted the summary for Week 40 (October Week 1) of the schedule I am following. This short PDF document contains condensed comments about Acts 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, with hyperlinks to the ESV version of each chapter for listening or reading, and joins the summaries for other weeks already posted there.
image © V. Gilbert & Arlisle F. Beers
Please note: I did not design the reading plan that I am following in my blog. All of my comments in this blog, however, are solely my responsibility. When reading ANY commentary, you should ALWAYS refer first to the scripture, which is God’s unchanging and unfailing word. Reading schedules, as well as a link to the site where you can get the reading plan that I’m currently following for yourself can be found on the “Bible Reading Schedules” page of my website at http://graceofourlord.com. For questions and help, please see the “FAQ” and “Summaries” pages there.