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Commentaries for Acts Chapter 15

The Jerusalem Council

In a day when the cultural diversity of world-class cities is more "stew pot" than "melting pot," the church needs to relearn lessons from the Jerusalem council...
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The Problem Surfaces

The grand reunion at Antioch continues for some time (14:28)...
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The Witness of the Spirit and the Word

Church leaders and members must learn to debate with each other so that the truth may be embraced by all...
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The Council's Letter

James's assessment and proposal carry the day not only with the leaders but with the whole church...
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Antioch's Reception

The Antioch church is glad for the letter's encouraging, indeed comforting, message (compare 9:31)...
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The Second Missionary Journey

The mission to plant the church in all nations now takes several new directions...
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Mission to Asia Minor and the Macedonian Call

Part of St...
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