Acts 13:48

The Chosen Choose God

In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that if God has chosen you, no scheme of Satan can keep you from choosing him.

Principle for Bible Reading

Turn Bible Study into Prayer

We all need to be reminded from time to time that the Bible is not a text to be merely dissected, analyzed, and mined for new insights. God dissects us through his Word: “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

Therefore, our Bible study must be inseparable from prayer. Our engagement with a text is not complete when we understand the passage. Pray God’s Word. Pray prayers inspired by God’s Word. Pray that God would change you by his Word.

Study Questions

  1. Is God’s choice of his people based upon his knowledge that they would choose him first? What Scriptures confirm your answer?
  2. Does God appointing his people cause them to believe or does their belief cause them to be appointed in Acts 13:46–48?
  3. Does God’s election mean that we shouldn’t share the gospel with everyone? Read Acts 13:38–39 and watch the lab. Do you agree with Pastor John’s answer?


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