Replacing Judas with Matthias

Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 ~ To Replace or Not to Replace? That Is the Question!

This week we studied the process of choosing a replacement for the position that Judas left vacant after his betrayal and suicide. We examined the prerequisites of those put forth as candidates, the narrowing down of the field, the prayer, the casting of lots, and the choice. We also discussed the controversial suggestion (a) that this whole process was a mistake on the part of the Eleven and (b) that Paul was actually supposed to fill that spot.

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To Replace or Not to Replace?
That is the Question ~ Acts 1:15-17, 20-26

Addressing the question of the “replacement” twelfth apostle.

* Recorded: LIVE. This audio has been edited for class member privacy, time, and content.

Art credit: St. Matthias by Workshop of Simone Martini – http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_of_Art/collection_database/european_paintings/saint_matthias_workshop_of_simone_martini//objectview.aspx?OID=110002131&collID=11&dd1=11, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12167838

About the author: thezwomann

Laura Zielke is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura currently serves on the boards of two non-profit organizations: Triad Ladder of Hope (fighting human trafficking) and Shield Your Faith (apologetics ministry). She and her husband of 20 years have one 14-year old son who is in the 9th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, and enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. Connect with her on social media: @thezwomann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest).

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