The drama of redemption reached its climactic point with the death and resurrection of Jesus, but the story did not end there. Jesus commissioned His disciples to go into all of the world with the gospel. The book of Acts details the first decades of this mission, following Peter and Paul as they take the gospel to the nations. In this series, Dr. Sproul takes an in-depth look at the amazing people and events that turned the world upside down.
The church has long recognized the Jerusalem council in Acts 15 as a model for how the church is to make important decisions. However, the decree issued by this council presents some initial difficulties for interpretation because it contains several commands that later revelation seems to contradict. In this sermon, Dr. R.C. Sproul analyzes the decree of the Jerusalem council found in Acts 15:22-29 and shows how the distinction between principle and custom demonstrates how this decree fits harmoniously with the teaching of the entire Bible. With attention to original context and a concern to relate this historical event to …