The Book of Acts:Called to Go

Acts 13:1-3 portrays the pivotal moment when Paul and Barnabas are commissioned by the Holy Spirit and the church in Antioch for their first missionary journey.  

Called to Go
Acts 13:1-3

1.  A Diverse Church
2. A Directional Church
3. A Multiplying Church

  1. What was the significance of the setting where Paul and Barnabas were located when the Holy Spirit called them for this mission?
  2. Why do you think Barnabas and Saul (Paul) were singled out by the Holy Spirit for this mission? How does their partnership reflect the diversity of gifts and backgrounds within the early Christian community?
  3. Why do you think the believers in Antioch engaged in prayer and fasting before commissioning Barnabas and Saul? What can we learn from their example regarding the role of prayer and fasting in discerning God's will and seeking His empowerment for ministry?
  4. How can we apply the principles and practices seen in Acts 13:1-3 to our own lives and ministries today? How can we cultivate a greater sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit and a deeper sense of communal support and accountability in our Christian communities?