Acts Chapter 11 Discussion

  • Clint - in Reply on Acts 11:28
    I think you are confusing Barnabas with Barabbas
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 11:28
    Hi Eric. Good to see you back here & still in deep study of the Word. Wonderful.

    It would have been very interesting & noteworthy if that murderer who was spared, & Jesus Who was put to the Cross in his place, became a team-mate to Saul (Paul), but unfortunately that was not so. I think you're referring to Barabbas who was due to be crucified that day ( Luke 23:13-25; and Apostle John refers to Barabbas as a robber, John 18:40). We know that Barabbas had several charges against him: sedition, murder & also robbery, showing how much anger the Jews had in their hearts against Jesus, that such a criminal as Barabbas was thought more worthy of freedom than their Messiah Who only did good to them & came to give His Life for them.

    And then we have Barnabas, as you mentioned, with a similar sounding name to Barabbas. Barnabas' actual name was Joseph, but he was called Barnabas because he was known for being an encourager & consoler ( Acts 4:36). And you will learn many more good things about him as you go through the Book of the Acts of the Apostles. Keep up the good work Eric.
  • Eric Lopez on Acts 11:28
    Is this the same Barnabas, the murderer, released instead of Jesus? Wow what a twist if so. Makes sense for him to team up with Saul who hunted the disciples and now is a man of God.
  • Gwen Gillespie on Acts 11
    It indeed is a great privilege to be able to respond to this text. I can see how the men and women of the body of one faith can, so easily miss the call to helping someone receive salvation. we must look at people through God's lens and not our lens. God has put his stamp on he having the authority to make final calls on who is clean and who is not, but at the end of the day. We the called out ones should be showing the attributes of Gods love to every living human being regardless of race, ethnicity or economic status. I live to see in the body of Christ true Christian Love. May God bless everyone and heaven continue to smile on you!

    Love you,
  • Daniel on Acts 11
    Christianity is not a mere title.

    It holds great responsibility, so believers must be willing to accept it's responsibility before taking it.
  • Judy on Acts 11
    This is a very significant portion of scripture..It is talking about the door finally being opened to anyone who was not Jew, having opportunity for salvation, through the Apostolic doctrine of Acts 2:38. Peter knew that they had recieved the Holy Spirot because as he preached, the Holy Ghost fell upon them like in Acts 2, and they began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance signifying Spirit baptism, which led him to direct them all to Water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of their sins. Neither of these baptisms are optional, but necessary for salvation. The book of the Acts of the Apostles is where the church began, and where we can observe how they applied what Jesus taught them.
  • D W L - in Reply on Acts 11
    Yes we must except the Lord Jesus and believe but that alone won't save unless we turn and follow him. Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. plus verse 2 -- Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, but he that doeth the will of my Father
  • Laura on Acts 11
    Interesting Vision came down by Vessel connected to Heaven at each corner. God spoke Msg 3 x. Reflecting Truth In God the Father, God the Son God the Holy Spirit. That all is are made by God the Father Able to Receive the Kingdom of God By The Word through his Holy Spirit. ....Saddening to witness extensive searching for UFO s when there are no such things.
    I personally love Peter's humility in explaining to others why he did what he did with the Gentiles. Barnabas was his brothers keeper. Acts 11 also shows that God does not count our sins against us , he love us irrespective of who we are and where we are. just accepting Christ as our Saviour is the access card we need for eternal life. God be praise
  • Teri on Acts 11
    Repenting means changing Your Mind and agreeing with God, He is Wisdom and Truth. If you say you have no sin, you make Him a liar. Why won't you come to Him so that you can be saved? Repent and find rest for your soul!
  • Hazel carty on Acts 11
    Father, I thank you for your Son. for his precious BLOOD that redeem my Soul. thank you for salvation full and free. thank you for the comforter you have place within my Soul ooh father I worship you,
  • Nathi cilo on Acts 11
    peter was true servant of the lord that always was in connection with with the voice of God. The way that Peter responded to the call against the perceptions, the law, creeds of the Jews is a perfect type to the church that we ought to be moved by the spirit and not man made ideas, creeds or culture.
  • Ray321 on Acts 11
    Acts 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. All the Gentiles have to do is change there way of believing and believe God's way. That's repentance.
  • Matt on Acts 11
    This is a recap of Acts ch. 10. The subject matter is about salvation for the Gentiles (6th day mankind)
  • BSP on Acts 11
    Verse 26 shows that it was first in Antioch that the disciples were called Christians.
  • Michael C. on Acts 11
    "What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common." We, as the children of God, should discern what is sacred and holy, in the same Spirit as our Father in heaven. The redemption of a man's soul, and all that goes into his salvation, is precious; and true conversions rare. Insomuch as we should carefully scrutinize to assure someone's right repentance and faith; by so much our joy when we see it!
  • Reneeallen445 on Acts 11
    In verse 7 GOD was trying to show Peter that everything and everyone belongs to Him. And if He says its clean and good who are we to not obey His word.
  • Wanda on Acts 11
    Thank God for His grace and mercy. No matter what others think He loves us and He proves it. Thank you for being God!
  • Alex Thomas on Acts 11
    Thank you Jesus for your precious blood. Praise the Lord
  • Lilian on Acts 11
    We need the Holy Spirit every moment of our lives. For only the Holy Spirit can cleansed us and guide us into his heavenly manna the word of God. Thanks to Jesus for providing us with his manna. Jesus himself is the word of God. He have come to give us life. Thanks to Jesus for his precious blood that shed for us. Amen
  • Bozki on Acts 11
    8 But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.. the same also with Gods creation, specially human being. that is why Jesus said love your neighbor as yourself. saying Bad things to your neighbor it breaks the Heart of God. God is Love, the Kingdom of God are for those who believe and do His have been Cleansed by God, ...God Bless....
  • Insight 777 on Acts 11
    Verse 7, the Lord was telling Peter that the spiritual laws had changed. The example of unclean animals that were now acceptable to eat is symbolic. Peter was growing in spiritual knowledge listening to the Lord showing the light of understanding that Gods love is unconditional towards all men. "Create in me a clean heart, O God. " - Psalm 51.10 That is what was happening to Peter, his heart was cleansed from bias against Gentiles. God is the Divine source of all life represented in the vision of the descending animals. Peter had thought that the kingdom of God was for Israel only but the Lord showed Peter that to promote harmony and peace in the world it is important to understand we are all members of God 's worldwide family. Peters spiritual identity was changed to accept that ALL men have the opportunity to be saved from sin. The understanding and compassion we give to others becomes our own. God 's grace, goodness and forgiveness is for all mankind not just for Israel. " There is one body and one Spirit...One God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. " - Eph. 4.4-6
  • Karen on Acts 11
    It is amazing to see the way that the Holy Spirit began to direct the church with visions and definite signs to verify that they were genuine. He still does this for those who have received the baptism of the Holy spirit even today.
  • Danny on Acts 11
    Please explain Verse 7
  • Ebenezer kwasi frimpong on Acts 11:26
    it shows that with that evangelist you can never be call christian, this is because Jesus Christ came to preach the sermon and because of what they did they were classify as Christ followers
  • Alex baroumes on Acts 11:26
    The NT was written in Koini Greek English Bibles commentaries etc translated thru Greek Biblical Bible scholars to the English speaking world use Latin and or other non Greek words to define the words disciple witness and saints to name a few maligned words used in the present church world where s the scholarship
  • Ola on Acts 11:26
    The disciples were called christain because they live their way of life accordinly to how jesus taught them My advice to we christain is we should not bear xtian by name only but by doing the will of God
  • Joseph rucker on Acts 11:26
    I shall wear the name "Christian" well. I shall even wear it as a badge of honor in the name of Jesus, my Savior and Lord. Awesome is the name.
  • Bill G on Acts 11
    My reading of Acts ch. 11 was a great blessing. I am reading through the NT in 31 days and using this website for all my reading of the scripture. What a wonderful beginning the church had. I am so grateful that the Holy Spirit is still here living the life of Christ through every surrendered believer. Wanting to fill the life of every believer that still habitually lives a self-dependent life. Praise Him for his goodness, patience and mercy in my lives and all who believe.
  • Ybic1on1 on Acts 11
    Provided we seek the face of GOD for HIS leadership,HIS will to be done, and wait on HIM...HE will lead us and speak HIS words through us to those who will receive it. TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!!!!!!!

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