Major Speeches in The Book of Acts

Speech #8 – Acts 14:8 & 15 Speeches with a purpose

Acts 14 contains an assortment of mini-speeches, all of which have the purpose of presenting the gospel to those that God has chosen to hear His word. I lump them together.Here is the background of their travels.Paul and Barnabas at IconiumAct 14:3  Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto… Continue reading Speech #8 – Acts 14:8 & 15 Speeches with a purpose

Major Speeches in The Book of Acts

Speech #7 – Paul at Antioch Acts 13:16

We skip forward to Acts 13 and find the next major speech.The early context verses describe a complex scene of:Act 13:1  Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod… Continue reading Speech #7 – Paul at Antioch Acts 13:16

Major Speeches in The Book of Acts

Speech #6 – Peter to Cornelius’ kinsmen and near friends Acts 10:34

Earlier in the chapter we learn about Cornelius, experience two angel visitations and again see Peter arguing with the Lord. Once convinced Peter goes to meet Cornelius. In this somewhat more private setting we get a great view of the Gospel being extended from the Jew Peter to the Gentiles gathered in Cornelius' home.Gentiles Hear… Continue reading Speech #6 – Peter to Cornelius’ kinsmen and near friends Acts 10:34