The Apostle Paul                              (Passionate  Disciple)                 by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson         

Week 4 Outline


4. Law, Grace, and the New Israel (Acts 15:1-35, 49 AD) 96

4.1. Judaizers in Antioch and Galatia 97

Teaching Circumcision in Antioch (Acts 15:1, 5) 97

Judaizers in the Galatian Churches 97

A Different “Gospel” 98

4.2. The Jerusalem Council (Acts 15:1-35, 49 AD) 99

Peter’s Testimony of the Holy Spirit at Caesarea (Acts 15:7-11) 100

Barnabas, Paul, and James (Acts 15:12-18) 100

Rules for Gentiles (Acts 15:20-21, 28-29) 100

‘Clean’ Food and Circumcision Are Not Required 102

Official Condemnation of Judaizers (Acts 15:24) 102

4.3. Salvation by Grace

Grace in Acts

Grace, charis

Salvation by Grace through Faith (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Working Our Way into God’s Good Graces (Ephesians 2:9)

This Not from Yourselves (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Other Pauline Passages on Grace

4.4. Predestination (Acts 13:48b)

Predestination and Evangelism

4.5. The New Israel of God

The Promise of the Gentile Salvation

The Mystery of Gentile Salvation

Christ Breaks Down the Division between Jews and Gentiles (Ephesians 2:11-22)

All Israel Will Be Saved (Romans 11:26)

The New Israel

Unity in Christ, Not in Practices or in Emphasis

Lessons for Disciples

Alpha and Omega MBC was founded in Chicago as a church committed to promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Alpha and Omega is a community minded and family friendly church where a stranger can find a friend and families can worship together.


As a community minded church we endeavor to bring community minded activities and resources to our members as well as the surrounding community.


Our goal is to expand our community projects to include and after school program as well as an adult continuing education center among our services that would be of value to our members and surrounding community.



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