Acts 15:36-18:22; 1 & 2 Thessalonians

Scriptural Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us learn from Paul's teachings about how to share the gospel and how to live as Saints.

Paul's Second Missionary Journey

Acts 15

  1. At the conclusion of the Jerusalem conference, Paul, Barnabas, and their companions returned to Antioch.
  2. READ ACTS 15:36-41. A sharp division between Paul and Barnabas.

Acts 16

  1. READ ACTS 16:6-10. Paul directed by the Spirit.
  2. READ ACTS 16:14-15. Conversion of Lydia.
  3. READ ACTS 16:16-24. Paul imprisoned.
  4. READ ACTS 16:25-26. Paul and his companions freed.
  5. READ ACTS 16:27-34. Conversion of the prison guard.

Acts 17

  1. READ ACTS 17:1-3. Paul testifies that Jesus is the Christ.
  2. READ ACTS 17:15-21.
  3. Read Acts 17:22-31. Paul's discourse on Mars' Hill.
  4. READ ACTS 17:32-34. Reaction of the Athenians.

1 Thessalonians

  1. Paul follows up his second mission with letters to the Thessalonians.
  2. 1 Thessalonians 1:10: "And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come."
  3. Chapters 4 & 5.

2 Thessalonians

  1. READ 2:1-3. There must be a falling away from the truth prior to the Second Coming.
  2. 3:1-3: "Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:
         "And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
         "But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil."
  3. READ 3:10-12. Those who do not work, should not eat.
  4. 3:13: "But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing."


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