” Lo,we turn to the gentiles”
To show how glad the Gentiles were to hear the Gospel.
PAUL AND BARNABAS GO TO ANTIOCH
God had a special work for Paul and Barnabas to do .They went forth to spread the Gospel, or the Good News of the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ. Travelling by sailing boat and on foot they went from place to place preaching in the synagogues in Asia, They came to a town named Antioch in Pisidia. It was a busy town with many markets,and was a good place to preach the gospel because so many people passed through there .
PAUL AND BARNABAS GO TO THE SYNAGOGUE
In Antioch Paul and Barnabas prepared themselves to speak to the people . they did this in every city or Town as soon as possible after arriving there .On the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.The synagogue was the place where the Jews met together to read the Bible and to be taught about it. After the readings the rulers of the synagogue said to Paul and Barnabas ,”If you have any word of exhortation for the people ,say on.”
PAUL SPEAKS TO THE PEOPLE IN THE SYNAGOGUE
Paul stood up and spoke to the people.” Men of Israel and ye that fear God” ,he said . Listen carefully. The God of Israel brought His people out of Egypt and into the land of Canaan. Later he promised King David that one of his sons would sit on David’s throne forever, and be the saviour of Israel.That saviour has come and his name is Jesus.The people and rulers of Jerusalem killed him,but God raised him from the dead. If yo believe in him,God will forgive your sins.
Many of the Jews and Gentiles were so interested in what Paul had said , that they asked paul and Barnabas to tell them more about the things of God.
During the following week a lot of people heard about Paul and Barnabas.and the next sabbath almost all the city came to hear the word of God.
THE JEWS ARE JEALOUS
When the rulers of the Jews saw the crowds of people who had come to hear these two strangers they were filled with envy.They kept interrupting Paul and arguing with him.They were very rude and tried to prove that Paul and Barnabas were wrong.
PAUL AND BARNABAS TURN TO THE GENTILES
Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly.They said ” it was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you,but seeing ye put it from you and Judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life ,lo,we turn to the Gentiles” When the Gentiles heard this they were glad. Many gave praise to God by believing what Paul had taught and by being baptized. And the Truth became known thought all the district.
But the Jealous Jews stirred up a lot of trouble for paul and Barnabas and finally made them leave the city.
PAUL AND BARNABAS SHAKE THE DUST OF ANTIOCH OFF THEIR FEET
As Paul and Barnabas left ,They shook the Jews of that city and the leaders that they were guilty,because they refused to hear the Gospel.
Brief: The Gentiles in Paul’s day were very glade that God had sent Paul and Barnabas to teach them the good news of the Kingdom.We are very glade today too, that God has shown us the way to be saved.We must show Him how grateful we are by believing what is taught in the Bible and being baptized. We do not want to be like those Jews who did not want to hear what is written in the Bible.
* Paul and Barnabas traveled by boat and on foot as they went to preach the Gospel in the synagogues in Asia.
* On the Sabbath day at Antioch in the synagogues, Paul spoke to the people about Jesus Christ and the Good news of the King dom.
* Many Jews and gentiles wanted to hear more of the thing of God.
* The Jews became Jealous and refused to listen.
* Paul and Barnabas spoke boldly and told the Jews that because they would not hear the gospel massage and did not care about eternal life then would preach to the Gentiles.