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Jesus and the Church

Chapter 4: The Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15)


Acts 15 The Council of Jerusalem

Book Resources: Chapter 4, Section 4: The Catholicity of the Church’s Mission

Film Focus Point: This is a dramatic verse-by-verse portrayal of Luke’s account of the Gentile controversy faced by the first Christians in Acts 15.

Text Focus Point: Page 164

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why was there any dispute among the early Christians about the conversion of Gentiles to Christianity?
  2. Note that it is Peter who appeals to his brothers regarding the Gentiles. What is significant about Peter’s intervention in the matter?

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