Acts

Lesson Number

Class Date

Subject

Acts 292

Jan 26, 14

The Kingdom of God; Matt 23:37-39; Rom 10:9-10;national not individual deliverance; stags of sanctification; diagram of the Stages of Sanctification

Acts 291

Jan 19, 14

The Kingdom of God - What does it mean to the Church Age believer? cont.

Acts 290

Jan 12, 14

The Kingdom of God - What does it mean to the Church Age believer?

Acts 289

Jan 5, 14

Act 28:

Acts 288

Dec 29, 13

Act 28:

Acts 287

Dec 22, 13

Act 28:

Acts 286

Dec 22, 13

Act 28:

Acts 285

Dec 8, 13

Pre-Trip Conference Summary; Act 28:23-25

Acts 284

Nov 10, 13

Acts 28:

Acts 283

Nov 3, 13

Communion Service; 2013 Election

Acts 282

Oct 27, 13

Acts 28:

Acts 281

Oct 20, 13

Acts 28:23; Kingdom of God

Acts 280

Oct 13, 13

Acts 28:

Acts 279

Oct 6, 13

Acts 28:

Acts 278

Sep 29, 13

Acts 28:

Acts 277

Sep 22, 13

Acts 28:

Acts 276

Sep 15, 13

Acts 27:

Acts 275

Sep 15, 13

Acts 27:

Acts 274

Sep 8, 13

Acts 27:19-22; faithfulness of Paul an encouragement to the crew; economy and fall of Rome

Acts 273

Sep 8, 13

Acts 27:9-18; Paul advice against sailing rejected and the ship encounters a typhoon

Acts 272

Sep 1, 13

Communion Service; Heb 1:1-13; Ps 2; the meaning of “begotten”

Acts 271

Sep 1, 13

Acts 27:1-8; Paul begins his journey to Rome

Acts 270

Jul 28, 13

Acts 27:1-6 con't; The faith-rest drill con't

Acts 269

Jul 28, 13

Acts 27:1-6; mechanics of the Christian life, the faith-rest drill

Acts 268

Jul 21, 13

Acts 26:19-24ff

Acts 267

Jul 21, 13

Acts 26:19-23; biblical forgiveness; continuation of Paul’s bold defense before King Agrippa; cite OT prophecies basis for teaching Gospel

Acts 266

Jul 14, 13

Acts 26:17-23. Paul's use of the metaphors "darkness" and "light"—representing living under Satan vs. life in Christ. At what point are a believer's sins forgiven—at the moment he believes in the LJC as his Savior, or was it at the cross? The four types of forgiveness: judicial, positional, experiential, and relational.

Acts 265

Jul 14, 13

Acts 26:12-18; Paul continues his defense before King Agrippa; living in spiritual darkness

Acts 264

Jul 7, 13

Communion Service; Acts 26: 6-9; hope-expectation in what God has promised; Paul realizes the Way is the fulfillment of God’s promises

Acts 263

Jul 7, 13

Acts 26:1-5; Paul’s apologetic before King Agrippa; civil rights are divinely ordained rights

Acts 262

Jun 30, 13

Acts 25:23; Helen Keller; temporal impact vs. eternal impact

Acts 261

Jun 30, 13

Acts 25:13-22; historical context surrounding Paul’s imprisonment; Herod’s family hears the Gospel on multiple occasions

Acts 260

Jun 23, 13

Acts 25:7-12; Festus calls Paul’s case; Paul appeals his case to Caesar; importance of the rule of law

Acts 259

Jun 23, 13

Acts  25:1-6; Festus replaces Felix as governor in an attempt to restore peace in Israel; Sanhedrin press Festus to send Paul to Jerusalem

Acts 258

Jun 16, 13

Acts 24:19-27; Paul concludes his defense; Felix delays rendering justice in hopes of securing a bribe from Paul; Herod’s family had many opportunities to hear the Gospel

Acts 257

Jun 16, 13

Acts 24:10-18; Paul begins his defense before Felix

Acts 256

Jun 9, 13

Acts 24:2-9; Sadducees make four accusations before Felix against Paul, including sedition, in order to secure his execution by the Roman Empire; no evidence is submitted

Acts 255

Jun 9, 13

Acts 24:1; 1 Cor 10:13. In the hands of the Romans and accused by the Sanhedrin, Paul finds himself under extreme pressure and in the same situation as the LJC. Be encouraged, God rules history; He is faithful and in control. The situations in life need not overwhelm us; God has provided the resources that we may endure.

Acts 254

Jun 2, 13

Communion Service; Acts 23:16-35; Plot against Paul's life; Sanhedrin acts in their own self-interest rather than following the law; God's will worked in Paul's life; Paul moved to Caesarea enroute to Rome

Acts 253

Jun 2, 13

Acts 23:11-16; Plot against Paul's life;

Acts 252

May 26, 13

Acts 23:9-11; Paul changes the focus of the discussion to theological differences between the Sadducees and Pharisees; appearance of the Lord to Paul; principles on witnessing

Acts 251

May 26, 13

Acts 23:1-8; Paul’s defense before the Jerusalem Council; Sanhedrin and Pharisees

Acts 250

May 19, 13

Acts 22:22-30; scourging in the Roman Empire; Paul intercedes with his Roman citizenship to prevent the scourging

Acts 249

May 19, 13

Acts 22:17-21; Paul’s defense halted by reaction of Jews to his ministry to the Gentiles; brought into the Antonio barracks for interrogation

Acts 248

May 12, 13

Acts 22: 12-16; doxa - glory or brilliance; Paul’s appointment/commission from God; baptismal regeneration not found in GK of Acts 22:16 nor in any other passage in the Bible

Acts 247

May 12, 13

Acts 22:1-11; Paul defense from the steps of the Antonio Barracks uses the same phrases that Stephen used in his defense; giving a defense requires knowing the mind of Christ; more details from the Damascus Road experience; persecution of The Way

Acts 246

May 5, 13

Communion Service; Acts 21:38-40; Paul’s desire to witness to his Jewish brethren not swayed by their desire to kill him

Acts 245

May 5, 13

Acts 21:30-6; false accusations against Paul; Roman soldiers rescue Paul from the Jewish mob on the Temple mount

Acts 244

Apr 28, 13

Acts 21:26-29; Was Paul wrong in complying with James request to participate with those taking the Nazarite vow?; Paul seized in the Temple and falsely accused.

Acts 243

Apr 28, 13

Acts 21: 24-15; Paul’s participation in Temple ritual in Jerusalem; Nazarite vows

Acts 242

Apr 21, 13

Acts 21:17-23; understanding the historical and cultural context of Jerusalem at the time of Paul’s visit; Paul, the Mosaic Law, and the Jerusalem church

Acts 241

Apr 21, 13

Acts 21:15-16; parallels between Paul and the Lord

Acts 240

Apr 14, 13

Acts 21:1-14; Importance of the Book of Acts

Acts 239

Mar 3, 13

Communion. Acts 21:14. Paul perceives it is God's will to head to Jerusalem, but his companions warn and attempt to dissuade him from going. Principles about God's Will. We do not know the will of God for someone else's life; people have to live their own lives before the Lord. Paul was ready to face his adversity, tranquil and trusting in God's provision.

Acts 238

Mar 3, 13

Acts 21:10-14; Agabus, a reliable prophet; characteristics of prophets

Acts 237

Feb 24, 13

Acts 21:1-9; Paul and his companions travel to Jerusalem

Acts 236

Feb 24, 13

Acts 21; Rom 8:17-28; what suffering means in the Christian life today and what is the only true source of happiness for believers as they live out their lives on this earth

Acts 235

Feb 17, 13

Acts 20:32-38; Paul’s 2-part farewell to the Ephesian pastors; giving graciously and receiving graciously; attitude of forgiveness; the end of Paul’s 3rd missionary journey

Acts 234

Feb 17, 13

Acts 20:29-31; role and responsibility of the pastor cont.; 1 Pet 5:1-4; on guard against attacks on the church

Acts 233

Feb 10, 13

Acts 20:28; role and responsibility of the pastor/ elder/ overseer

Acts 232

Feb 10, 13

Acts 20:25-27; Paul’s warning to the Ephesian pastors; personal needs must not crowd out spiritual needs; how the Holy Spirit ‘speaks’ to or leads us today

Acts 231

Feb 3, 13

Communion service; Acts 20:25-26; the kingdom offer still valid until the fall of Jerusalem; responsibilities of the watchman; every believer given a evangelism ministry; ambassadors for Christ

Acts 230

Feb 3, 13

Acts 20:22-27; compelled by the Holy spirit; staying the course God has set before you

Acts 229

Jan 27, 13

Acts 20:21-24 Paul constrained by the Holy Spirit to go to Jerusalem; he discounted hardship to fulfill his mission; god does not send us where He cannot support

Acts 228

Jan 27, 13

Acts 20:14-20

Acts 227

Jan 20, 13

Acts 20:7-16; “breaking bread;” hunger for the teaching of the Word; Paul establishes priorities to get to Jerusalem in time for Pentecost

Acts 226

Jan 20, 13

Acts 20:1-6; Paul’s teaching is impacting the local cultures; emphasis on the unity of the Church; Paul’s ministry is changing; relying on trained disciples

Acts 225

Jan 13, 13

Acts 19:24-41; Paul in Ephesus; 2 Tim 4:14; mob overruled by City official; Paul uses Word of God to impact society

Acts 224

Jan 13, 13

Acts 19:21-29; Paul's missionary journey plans; Believers future plans, Christian service, and the will of God

Acts 223

Jan 6, 13

Acts 19:11-20; The Kingdom; temporary spiritual gifts; exorcism

Acts 222

Jan 6, 13

Acts 19:1-10; laying on of hands; biblical purpose of tongues; Deut 28:47-51; Jer 5:11-15; Isa 28;7-12; Four Pentecosts (Jewish, Samaritan, Gentile, OT Saints)

Acts 221

Dec 16, 12

Acts 19:1-7; purpose of the gift of tongues; the sign of foreign languages

Acts 220

Dec 16, 12

Acts 19:1-7; John the Baptist; transitional spiritual gifts in the church; tongues/languages

Acts 219

Dec 9, 12

Report on 21st Annual Pre-Trib Study Group Conference

Acts 218

Dec 9, 12

Acts 19:1; principles gleaned from Apollos

Acts 217

Dec 2, 12

Communion service; Acts 18:24; Apollos

Acts 216

Dec 2, 12

Acts 18; the husband and wife team, Aquila and Priscilla, who supported Paul and his ministry

Acts 215

Nov 25, 12

Acts 18:19-27; Paul returns to his home church in Antioch after visiting churches in Jerusalem; impact of Paul’s ministry and his disciples a source of encouragement, arrival of Apollos

Acts 214

Nov 25, 12

Acts 18:18; Paul’s visits Ephesus on his way to Jerusalem; vows and Nazarite vows;

Acts 213

Nov 18, 12

Acts 18:11-15; Paul case before Proconsul Gallio dismissed; Col 4:2; Thanksgiving

Acts 212

Nov 18, 12

Acts 18:9-11; Ps 100; God's command to Paul not to fear; God's promise to the disciples; Matt 28:18-20; The Lord reassures Paul; Heb 13:5;

Acts 211

Oct 28, 12

Acts 18:7; Corinthian response to Paul’s message; Moral and spiritual principles of the 2012 election cont.

Acts 210

Oct 28, 12

Acts 8:5-6; Paul’s ministry in Corinth; figures of speech-“shook off his garment” and “your blood be upon you”

Acts 209

Oct 21, 12

Moral and spiritual principles of the 2012 election

Acts 208

Oct 21, 12

Acts 18:1-5; Paul at Corinth during his second missionary journey; facts about Corinth; Aquilla and Priscilla

Acts 207

Oct 14, 12

Acts 18; doctrine of witnessing/evangelism cont.; moving beyond excuses and anxiety; http://www.youtube.com/embed/OvN1jTkzXbY?rel=0

Acts 206

Oct 14, 12

Acts 18; doctrine of witnessing/evangelism cont.; we are blessed even when rejected; 1 Pet 4:14; Luke 6:22-23

Acts 205

Oct 7, 12

Communion Service; challenges to freedom of speech from the pulpit; moral and spiritual principles that might be encountered in the 2012 election; Rom 13:1-2; Deut 17:18; Ez 44:24

Acts 204

Oct 7, 12

Acts 18; doctrine of witnessing/evangelism cont.; how to turn a conversation to eternity

Acts 203

Sep 30, 12

Acts 18; Good News Club Kick Off; doctrine of witnessing/evangelism cont.

Acts 202

Sep 30, 12

Acts 18; doctrine of witnessing/evangelism cont.

Acts 201

Sep 23, 12

Acts 18; doctrine of witnessing/evangelism cont.

Acts 200

Sep 23, 12

Acts 18; doctrine of witnessing/evangelism cont.

Acts 199

Sep 9, 12

Acts 18; doctrine of witnessing/evangelism cont.

Acts 198

Sep 9, 12

Acts 18; doctrine of witnessing/evangelism

Acts 197

Sep 2, 12

Communion; Acts 17:30-34; concept of propitiation; God’s standards; all judgment given to the Son; results of Paul’s invitation

Acts 196

Sep 2, 12

Acts 17:30-34; Paul’s invitation to the Athenians; responsibility for ignorance; longsuffering of God; Great White Throne Judgment

Acts 195

Aug 26, 12

Acts 17:27-29

Acts 194

Aug 26, 12

Acts 17:22-27; Paul’s Mars Hill message; knowledge required of the culture of the people we are evangelizing; starting with God as Creator; Paul deals a blow to racism and emphasizes God’s lordship over the nations

Acts 193

Aug 19, 12

Acts 17:22-23; how Paul juxtaposes biblical principles with Greek ideas when witnessing to the Greeks in the Areogapus cont.

Acts 192

Aug 19, 12

Acts 17:22-23; how Paul juxtaposes biblical principles with Greek ideas when witnessing to the Greeks in the Areogapus

Acts 191

Aug 12, 12

Acts 17:18-21; God's control of weather; gods of the Pantheon; Intellectual climate in Athens not focused on God; How to present the gospel

Acts 190

Aug 12, 12

Acts 17:18-21; History and beliefs of Epicureans and Stoics

Acts 189

Aug 5, 12

Communion; Acts 17:16-17; evolutionist’s thinking

Acts 188

Aug 5, 12

Acts 17:16-17; review four basic principles of mankind; evolutionist thinking; entropy; emerging ‘science’ of spontaneous order

Acts 187

Jul 29, 12

Acts 17:16-18 cont.; four basic principles of mankind cont; there is no truly secular world - this is God’s world; no such thing as being religiously neutral

Acts 186

Jul 29, 12

Acts 17:16-18; Paul faces the challenge of Greek rationalism with the Word of God; for Paul all subjects of discussion take him to the Gospel; four basic principles of mankind; religions star by rejecting the Word of God

Acts 185

Jul 22, 12

Acts 17:16-21 Paul’s message at Athens; Paul refutes idolatry

Acts 184

Jul 22, 12

Acts 17:1-15; Paul’s message at Thessalonica and  Berea; categories of Proselytes

Acts 183

Jun 10, 12

Acts 17:9-15; Paul’s message well received by Jews in Berea; positive response to Word; Jews from Thessalonica stir up more trouble in Berea forcing Paul to move on again’ cosmic system affects every part of our world.

Acts 182

Jun 10, 12

Acts 17:4-9; Paul’s message rejected by the Jews in Thessalonica; Jason acts unwisely in paying security resulting in Paul being prevented from returning to Thessalonica; God takes the negative and turns it into a positive.

Acts 181

Jun 3, 12

Communion; Acts 17:1-9

Acts 180

Jun 3, 12

Acts 17:1-2; Paul’s 2nd missionary journey-Thessalonica, Berea, and Athens; the value of testimonies; Paul goes to the Jew first; doctrinal principles guide Paul’s call for his life; human history built on Jewish timeline

Acts 179

May 27, 12

Acts 16:35-40; testimony of LTG Joseph Fil, Jr.; the jailor responds to the Gospel and cares for Paul and Silas; baptism; magistrates release Paul and Silas, but they refuse to go without an public apology; exercising legal rights as Christians

Acts 178

May 27, 12

Acts  16:25 ff; Paul and Silas demonstrate how we should act in pressure situations; God has purpose for the hardships in our lives; enduring hardship can be a testimony to others; jailor’s evangelism wake-up call; belief in Jesus Christ requires some knowledge of Him and what He has done for us

Acts 177

May 20, 12

Acts 16:25-14; Doctrine of Same-Sex Marriage

Acts 176

May 20, 12

Acts 16:25-14; Doctrine of Suicide follow on; 4 rules for dying; Judas Escariot-believer or unbeliever?

Acts 175

May 13, 12

Acts 16:25-34; Doctrine of Suicide cont.

Acts 174

May 13, 12

Acts 16:25-34; Doctrine of Suicide

Acts 173

May 6, 12

Communion; Acts 16:25-18; principles on suicide cont.

Acts 172

May 6, 12

Acts 16:25-18; approaches to problem solving -pagan or biblical; Paul motivated to snatch the jailer’s soul from death; principles on suicide

Acts 171

Apr 29, 12

Acts 16:19-26; Paul’s 2nd Missionary Journey and Ministry in Philippi con’t.; Paul and Silas dragged before the magistrates, falsely accused, beaten and jailed; Paul and Silas’ bodies were broken, but not their spirits; 1Thess 5:16; 2 Cor 12:7; Paul and Silas delivered by the power of God in an earthquake.

Acts 170

Apr 29, 12

Acts 16:16-19; Paul’s 2nd Missionary Journey and Ministry in Philippi; understanding the biblical position of those with means; oracles of Delphi; fortunetelling; the Gospel is always under attack in Satan’s world.

Acts 169

Apr 15, 12

Acts 16:11-15; Paul’s second missionary journey; God the Holy Spirit guides Paul to Greece, the doorway to Europe; Lydia, an example of faith, generosity, and the liberty Christianity granted to women

Acts 168

Apr 15, 12

Acts 16:11-15; Paul’s second missionary journey; God the Holy Spirit guides Paul to Greece, the doorway to Europe; divine guidance principles; Lydia

Acts 167

Apr 8, 12

Resurrection Day; John 20:1- 9; Passover; OT sacrifices foreshadow Christ's work on the cross; the four "Servant Songs" of Isaiah; Isa 42:1-4; 49:1-6; 50:4-9; 53:5-12; Paul led by the Lord through Asia; Acts 16:8-11;

Acts 166

Apr 8, 12

Resurrection Day; Rejoice in the Risen Lord; Matt 28:1-9; the "Macedonian call" of Paul; Act 16:5-9; Divine Guidance; Acts 9:15

Acts 165

Apr 1, 12

Communion; Acts 16:1-3; Timothy, a servant of God, and part of Paul's team;  Timothy trusted, used, and esteemed by Paul; Acts 19:22; 1 Tim 1:3; 2 Tim 4:9; 1 Tim 4:12-13 

Acts 164

Apr 1, 12

Acts 16:1-3; Timothy an example to us; taught the Word of God in his youth; believed the gospel and desired to serve God under Paul; "a true son of the faith"; helped Paul established assemblies in Macedonia; 1 Tim 2:13; Phil 2:19-24

Acts 163

Mar 25, 12

Acts 16:3; the issue of circumcision in regards to Timothy cont.; circumcision not exclusive to the Mosaic Law, but a sign of the Abrahamic Covenant and the faithfulness of God to the Jew; as a descendant of Abraham Timothy must be circumcised

Acts 162

Mar 25, 12

Acts 16:1-3; Timothy joins Paul on the 2nd missionary journey; timothy’s spiritual witness well known throughout the region; the issue of circumcision in regards to Timothy

Acts 161

Mar 18, 12

St. Patrick; Report on chafer Seminary Bible Conference—the role and responsibility of the Christian citizen, cont.

Acts 160

Mar 18, 12

St. Patrick; Report on chafer Seminary Bible Conference—the role and responsibility of the Christian citizen

Acts 159

Mar 11, 12

Ps 127—contrary to liberal teaching, children are a gift from God and part of His design. Acts 15:40-41. Character Study of Silas. Proving himself faithful in small things, God selects this willing servant to be on one of the most prominent missionary teams. He served not only as Paul's representative, but also as Peter's amanuensis.

Acts 158

Mar 11, 12

Acts 15:15:39-40; the call of Silas; character of Silas recognized by Paul; called to go with Paul on the 2nd missionary journey

Acts 157

Mar 4, 12

Communion: Acts 15:35-41; the paroxysm over Mark and the call of Silas: summary of John Mark cont.; what to do when you fail

Acts 156

Mar 4, 12

Acts 15:35-41; the paroxysm over Mark and the call of Silas: summary of John Mark

Acts 155

Feb 26, 12

Acts 15:35-41; Jerusalem council aftermath and preparation for the 2nd missionary journey; spiritual gifts in the Age of Grace; Paul and Barnabas separate over John Mark

Acts 154

Feb 26, 12

Acts 15:30-35; letter from the Jerusalem council to the church in Antioch; 4 prohibitions to promote harmony in the transitional period, cont.; prophecy in the transitional period

Acts 153

Feb 19, 12

Acts 15:22-29; Jerusalem conference cont.; letter from the Jerusalem counsel to the church in Antioch; 4 prohibitions to promote harmony in the transitional period; Barsabas and Silas sent with Barnabas and Paul.

Acts 152

Feb 19, 12

Acts 15:18-22; Jerusalem conference cont.; 3 Eschatological views; James proposes 4 points of cultural sensitivity to promote harmony among Jews and Gentiles in transitional period of the early Church from the Age of Israel to the Age of Grace.

Acts 151

Feb 12, 12

Acts 15: 14- 19; Jerusalem conference cont.; how NT authors used OT in quotations

Acts 150

Feb 12, 12

Acts 15:6-14; Jerusalem conference cont.; God solves our problems; James, half-brother of Jesus; God places His name on the Jews and now the Gentiles

Acts 149

Feb 5, 12

Communion. Acts 15:6-12. The Jerusalem Council. How were the Gentiles to join the Church and was keeping the Mosaic Law a requirement? Peter draws on the precedent set ten years earlier when Cornelius was saved by grace, not by the law. Moreover, even the believing Pharisees were unable to keep the law, so how could they place this burdensome yolk upon the Gentiles?

Acts 148

Feb 5, 12

Acts 15: 6-7; Jerusalem conference; progression of converts; levels of Jewish proselytes; unanimity in the way of salvation

Acts 147

Jan 29, 12

Acts 15:5-6. The believing Pharisees required Gentiles to adhere to the ritual aspects of the Mosaic Law, including circumcision. A look into Paul's letter to the Galatians which addressed this very matter. He taught there is a distinction between Israel and the Church. Dispensationalism defined.

Acts 146

Jan 29, 12

Acts 14:27-15:4. Failing to adjust to the dispensation of the Church, the Judaizers espoused that Gentiles needed the Mosaic Law for salvation or sanctification. Paul and Barnabas disputed with them over this false doctrine. Just what were the Gentiles required to do? This controversy sets the stage for the first Jerusalem council.

Acts 145

Jan 22, 12

Acts 14:21-28; proper place for applause in worship; discipleship-training new believers in basic doctrines; quitting not an option; the establishment of local churches by Paul and Barnabas, the Church Age model; biblical concept of fasting

Acts 144

Jan 22, 12

Acts 14:19-20; Paul is stoned to death in Lystra and after being revived returns to the city; Paul’s attitude toward ministry; adversity goes with territory

Acts 143

Jan 15, 12

Acts 14:13-18; a different worldview ignorant of the one sovereign living God; Paul and Barnabas attempts to straighten out the misinterpretation starting with presenting the God of the creation

Acts 142

Jan 15, 12

Acts 14:8-12; Paul heals the lame man in Lystra; miracles used to validate apostolic authority; pagan perspective of citizens of Lystra misinterpret the miracle

Acts 141

Jan 8, 12

Acts 13:47-14:7; “appointed” does not indicate determinism; women responded to Judaism in the ancient world; reaction to Paul and Barnabas’ message in Iconium; when to stay and fight and when to leave; the Gospel message of grace spreads

Acts 140

Jan 8, 12

Acts 13:42-47; reaction to Paul’s message in Antioch of Pisidia; why to the Jew first and then to the Gentile?

Acts 139

Dec 18, 11

Acts 13:27-41; ignorance of the Jews; Luke 24:46; resurrection of Christ our hope; Luke 18:31; Sonship of Christ; Ps 2; Rom 1:4; God will fulfill His promise to David; Is 55:3; Christ did not see corruption; Ps 16:10; Paul’s invitation to believe and warning

Acts 138

Dec 18, 11

Acts 13:16-26; Paul’s first recorded message; foundation for evangelism found in OT; Ps 89:20; 1 Sam 13:14; 2 Sam 7;

Acts 137

Dec 4, 11

Communion; Acts 13:13-24; Paul’s message in the synagogues cont.

Acts 136

Dec 4, 11

Acts 13:13-19; John Mark; past spiritual failures does not mean you are not still vital to God’s plan; Paul’s message in the synagogues

Acts 135

Nov 27, 11

Acts 13:3-9; fasting; laying on of hands; Saul first called Paul

Acts 134

Nov 27, 11

Acts 12:25-13:2; summary of themes; Luke’s purposes for writing Acts; gift of prophecy in the early Church; Herod Antipas

Acts 133

Nov 20, 11

Acts 12:12; John Mark; Act 15:36; History of the Herodian Dynasty; Herod's Death; Act 12:20-24; Psalm of Thanksgiving; Ps 145

Acts 132

Nov 20, 11

Acts 12:1-18; Eph 3:14-21; Principles of prayer

Acts 131

Nov 13, 11

Acts 12:1-18; Persecution of the Apostles; Peter's miraculous escape from prison

Acts 130

Nov 13, 11

Acts 11:24-30; Spiritual Gifts to build the body of Christ; Eph 4:11-15; Temporary gifts; 1 Cor 13-8-10; Grace Giving; Rom 15:25-28 2 Cor 8:12; Phil 4:14-20

Acts 129

Nov 6, 11

Acts 11:26-27. Barnabas and Saul minister together in Antioch—the place where the disciples were first called Christians. The foundation of the early church was predominantly Jewish; for them the question was how the Gentiles should join. The fact that salvation is the same for Jew and Gentile alike, was a challenge for these Jewish believers.

Acts 128

Nov 6, 11

Acts 11:19-30; Gospels spreads to the Gentiles; why some Jewish believers have a problem with the title Christian

Acts 127

Oct 30, 11

Acts 11: 20-26; spreading of the Gospel to the Gentiles; use of “Lord” rather than “Messiah;” Barnabas sent to Antioch to organize and encourage the Church, engages Saul/Paul’s help; disciples first called Christians in Antioch

Acts 126

Oct 30, 11

Acts 11:18-20; repercussions of God granting the Gentiles “repentance to life;” beginning of the Church Age; occurrences of the baptism of the Holy Spirit; The Gospel is being proclaimed to both Jews and Gentiles in Antioch

Acts 125

Oct 23, 11

Acts 11:16-19; Peter presents irrefutable proof of the Gentile conversion and the baptism of the Spirit; the Church is becoming a distinct entity; persecution rises again

Acts 124

Oct 23, 11

Acts 11:1-16; Jewish believers contend with Peter regarding his socializing with Gentiles violating the Jewish traditions; God uses men to spread the Gospel; Peter sees the baptism of the Spirit in a much broader picture

Acts 123

Oct 16, 11

Acts 10:44-48; parables; Jesus appointed by God as judge of the living and dead; remission of sins; biblical forgiveness—forensic, positional, experiential and relational; Gentiles receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit

Acts 122

Oct 16, 11

Acts 10:34-43; Peter comes to terms with the impartiality of God; OT understanding of the Gospel; teaching the Gentiles Lord = Anointed One = Messiah = Jesus; the purpose of Jesus’ ministry of healing

Acts 121

Oct 9, 11

Acts 10:30-34; Cornelius reveals his vision to Peter; God does not show partiality between the Jew and the Gentile; Gospel is for both Jew and Gentile

Acts 120

Oct 9, 11

Acts 10:24-29; Cornelius gesture of respect rejected by Peter; worship the Creator not the creature; Acts 14:11; Rev19:9ff; not distinction in the Age of Grace between Jew and Gentile

Acts 119

Oct 2, 11

Acts 10:14-22; the Jewish apostles take the Gospel to the Gentiles; Mosaic Law set aside in the Age of Grace; Jewish ceremonial barrier was abolished; food the example but the application was much wider; Jews and Gentiles on an equal footing before God

Acts 118

Oct 2, 11

Acts 10:9-14; Peter’s vision prepared him to loose his strict adherence to Mosaic Law; OT dietary laws; Gen 1:29; 9:1ff; Lev 11, Deut 14; associating with Gentiles

Acts 117

Sep 25, 11

Acts 9:40-10:7; Peter performs a resuscitation exactly as the Lord had done it in Capernaum; Mark 5:35--21-43; Peter moving away from strict adherence to Mosaic Law in staying with Simon, the tanner; God hears the prayer of the centurion

Acts 116

Sep 25, 11

Acts 9:31-43; Peter’s ministry beyond Jerusalem; Luke uses the ministry of Peter to establish the apostolic authority of Paul; Peter’s acts of healing not out of compassion but to demonstrate the power of Jesus Christ working through him

Acts 115

Sep 18, 11

Biblical concepts in the US Constitution, cont.; Acts 9:20-31; Saul begins teaching in Damascus; title Son of God, a HB idiom; Saul escapes death and goes to Jerusalem, meets with Peter and James. Diagram: Chronology of Saul’s Life

Acts 114

Sep 18, 11

Biblical concepts in the US Constitution; Acts 9:19; Saul puts spiritual priorities ahead of physical needs; principles form Saul's conversion

Acts 113

Sep 11, 11

Acts 9:16-18; addressing “Brother Saul”; Paul will suffer much or what perpetrated but for the Christ’s name

Acts 112

Sep 11, 11

Acts 9:11-16; Ananias’ small task critical to God’s plan; Saul, a chosen vessel of God

Acts 111

Sep 4, 11

Communion Service; Acts 9:10-16; the Lord speaks to Ananias in a vision; Ananias questions God about the instructions given to him; God shapes Saul for His plan and purpose

Acts 110

Sep 4, 11

Acts 9:1-9; the resurrected Lord in Heaven speaks to Saul of Tarsus; Saul’s confrontation with Jesus and his conversion

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Acts 109

Aug 21, 11

Acts 9:1-9. Background of Saul: a Roman citizen, Benjamite, Pharisee and tentmaker, this passionate man was the number one persecutor of the Church. Saul's experience on the road to Damascus—the conversion of the apostle to the Gentiles.

Acts 108

Aug 21, 11

Acts 9:1;  how we see the Kingdom in the Book of Acts

Acts 107

Aug 14, 11

Acts 8 cont.; Doctrine of Baptism cont

Acts 106

Aug 14, 11

"Water", "saved" and "baptism" are all used in 1 Pet 3:20-21. Is this teaching baptismal regeneration? Peter uses the deliverance of Noah and his family as an OT type of the NT believer who is delivered from judgment. By means of G/HS the believer is placed into union with Christ through His death, burial and resurrection. Comparison of 2 Pet 2:4 and Jude 6, referring to the fallen angels of Genesis 6.

Acts 105

Jul 31, 11

Acts 8 cont.; report on New Apostolic Reformation group; missionary report from Jack McMahan

Acts 104

Jul 31, 11

Doctrine of Baptism cont'd. When Jesus spoke with Nicodemus, was He teaching baptismal regeneration or national cleansing required for entrance into the Messianic Kingdom (Jn 3:5)? Further passages often misinterpreted: Peter's address to Israel for repentance (Acts 2:38), and Ananias' command for Paul to be baptized following his salvation (22:16).

Acts 103

Jul 24, 11

1 Cor 1:10-17. The Relationship Between Salvation & Baptism. Examination and explanation of problem passages in the NT that can be misconstrued as baptismal regeneration (Mk 16:16; Jn 3:5; Acts 2:38). Baptism was standard Jewish practice, a means to demonstrate identity with a new position. It is only necessary for discipleship and obedience, never for salvation.

Acts 102

Jul 24, 11

Doctrine of Baptism continued. Review: ordinances vs sacraments. Baptism is a ritual designed to teach, not a meritorious act to accrue divine grace. Arguments against infant baptism. When Christianity became a state religion, centuries after the early church, infant baptism arose. Believers' baptism: who qualifies? The distinction between circumcision and baptism.

Acts 101

Jul 17, 11

The four factors of ritual baptisms reviewed. Modes of baptism: arguments for and against immersion vs. non-immersion. Who qualifies for baptism? Arguments in defense of infant baptism. Church tradition supports infant baptism; the Bible does not.

Acts 100

Jul 17, 11

Doctrine of Baptism continued. Further exploration into the eight baptisms in the Bible: Noah, Moses, fire, God the Holy Spirit, the cross, John's Baptism, Jesus, and believers' baptism. With each there is an identification, and with each there is a change from an old to a new status. As believers who have changed identity from Adam to in Christ, we are able to have victory over sin.

Acts 99

Jul 10, 11

Doctrine of Baptism continued. 1 Cor 1:10-16. History of baptism in the early church. What is the difference between an ordinance and a sacrament? Which churches believed baptism provided grace? The three qualifications that confirm a ritual as an ordinance. The formula and mode of baptism. Arguments in favor of immersion.

Acts 98

Jul 10, 11

Acts Mt 28:19-20. Doctrine of Baptism expounded. What does the Greek "baptizo" mean? There are three ritual baptisms, all of which are wet and serve as visual teaching aids: John the Baptist, Jesus, and the believer. And there are five real baptisms, which are all dry and accomplished by members of the Godhead: Noah, Moses, fire, G/HS, and the cross.

Acts 97

Jun 26, 11

Acts 8: 26-40; angels; Philip evangelizes the Ethiopian eunuch; impact of the Ethiopian’s conversion in Nubia

Acts 96

Jun 26, 11

Acts 8: 12-26; baptism of the Holy Spirit to all believing peoples; laying on of hands; simony;

Acts 95

Jun 19, 11

Acts 8; 14-17; authority of the family delegated to the father; Deut 6; 4-9; Peter and John follow Phillip to Samaria; praying for the Samaritans to receive the Holy spirit indicative if the transition period from OT to NT economy

Acts 94

Jun 19, 11

Acts 8:9-13; Phillip travels to Samaria; Simon the magician; only the Word of God can change a person from self- absorption to Christ oriented.

Acts 93

Jun 12, 11

Acts 1:1-8; more observations of Stephen’s stoning; Judaism goes from Trinitarian monotheism to solitary monotheism; death of Stephen launched the Greek speaking Jews and the Gospel out of Jerusalem and into the world; Saul’s consent of execution and rampageous pursuit of the Greek (Hellenistic) Jewish believers in the synagogues; Phillip goes to Samaria

Acts 92

Jun 12, 11

Acts 7:57-60; summary of Stephens' execution and the intentional miscarriage of justice by Sanhedrin

Acts 91

Jun 5, 11

Communion Service; Acts 7:52-59; Sanhedrin’s violent reaction to Stephen’s accusations; Stephen’s trial and execution witnessed by Saul who became the Apostle Paul

Acts 90

Jun 5, 11

Acts 7:44-52; the Temple and God; 1 Kgs 8:10-11; in the climax of his defense Stephen distances himself from the stiff-necked and uncircumcised; Ex 32:9; 33:3, 5; Deut 9:6

Acts 89

May 29, 11

Memorial Day remembered. Harold Camping's 2011 prediction of the Rapture. Is the problem with his calculation or the fact that he's calculating? The principal for the Rapture is the same as the Lord's 2nd Coming—we don't know when it will occur. The Imminency of the Rapture means the Lord can return at any moment; no prophesied event need occur

Acts 88

May 29, 11

Memorial Day remembered. Acts 7:44-47. The Testimony of Stephen continued. In his defense against the charge of blaspheming the temple, Stephen reviews the history of the tabernacle. The purpose of the tabernacle, he argued, was not that God needed a place to live, but for God to manifest His presence with them.

Acts 87

May 22, 11

Acts 7:41-43. Stephen reviews Israel's history of apostasy before the Sanhedrin—the 40 rebellious years in the wilderness, and the N. Kingdom's disobedience. Consequences of rejecting God (Rom 1:24ff).

Acts 86

May 22, 11

Acts 7: 35-47 cont.; the culture of Israel; Deut 9:7; 1 Sam 8:1-9; Ez 20:1-9; Israel today; Ps 22:6

Acts 85

May 15, 11

Acts 7:35-47 cont.; Num 25:19; Israel’s idolatry on the plains of Moab; sexuality immorality destroys both the body and the soul; consequences of disobedience and rebelling against God

Acts 84

May 15, 11

Acts 7:35-47 cont.; Num 25:1-15; Israel, an example of what not to do; Balaam; God’s protection

Acts 83

May 8, 11

Acts 7:35-47; Num 21:4-9; the fiery serpent; Israel in the OT is a picture of the spiritual life of the Church Age believer; out of fellowship causes a skewed perspective of life; what happened to the bronze serpent?―2 Kgs 18:4

Acts 82

May 8, 11

Acts 7:35-47; Israel’s history of faith and rebellion cont; Num 21:4-9 sets up another test for Israel;

Acts 81

Feb 27, 11

Acts 7:37-43 cont.; Israel’s history of faith and rebellion cont; the presumption of Moses cont.

Acts 80

Feb 27, 11

Acts 7:37-43 cont.; Israel’s history of faith and rebellion cont; no water at Kadesh cont.; the presumption of Moses

Acts 79

Feb 20, 11

Acts 7:37-43 cont. .; Israel’s history of faith and rebellion cont; Meribah incident in Kadesh-Barnea; testing not a problem for those advancing spiritually; going to God with our problems; Moses loses his temper and disobeys God’s command

Acts 78

Feb 20, 11

Acts 7:37-43 con't; Israel’s history of faith and rebellion cont; Israel rebels again after the destruction of Korah, Nathan, and Abiram; Num 16:41-50 , Moses and Aaron in humility intercede with God and make atonement for Israel, stopping the plague

Acts 77

Feb 13, 11

Acts 7:37-43 con’t; Israel’s history of faith and rebellion con’t; rebellion of Korah, Dathan and Abiram; Num 16

Acts 76

Feb 13, 11

Acts 7:37-43 con’t; Israel’s history of faith and rebellion con’t; Israel and the rebellion at Kadesh-Barnea; Num 13-14

Acts 75

Feb 6, 11

Communion; Acts 7:37-43 con’t; Israel’s history of faith and rebellion con’t; Israel’s complaining; Rebellion at Kadesh Barnea; Num 13:1-ff

Acts 74

Feb 6, 11

Acts 7:37-43 con’t; Israel’s history of faith and rebellion con’t; Israel’s complaining at Kibroth-hattaavah; Num 11; Does God have emotion?; anthropopathisms and anthropomorphisms

Acts 73

Jan 30, 11

Acts 7:37-43 con’t; Israel’s history of faith and rebellion con’t; did Pharoah die in the Red Sea?; Ps 136:1-15; Israel’s complaining

Acts 72

Jan 30, 11

Acts 7:37-43; Israel’s history of faith and rebellion review; 40 days and 40 nights; delayed departure form Mt. Sinai

Acts 71

Jan 23, 11

Acts 7:37-43; Israel’s history of faith and rebellion con’t

Acts 70

Jan 23, 11

Acts 7:37-43; Israel’s history of faith and rebellion

Acts 69

Jan 16, 11

Acts 7:37-43; Stephen sets up more parallels between Moses and Jesus; cites high priest’s complicity in rejection of Moses and Jesus; living oracles (hapax)and Living Bread and Water; Jn 6:51

Acts 68

Jan 16, 11

Acts 7:30-36; Stephen establishes parallel between Moses and Jesus; a global view of what God is doing; “this one”; Israel’s pattern of rejection of Moses and of Jesus

Acts 67

Jan 9, 11

Acts 7:20-30. Analogies between Moses and Jesus continued. Both received early training, and were powerful in word & deed. Both were rejected as deliverers and departed, forming a new family with Gentiles. Stephen argues against the Sanhedrin's tradition, which limited the Word of God to Jerusalem.

Acts 66

Jan 9, 11

Acts 7:17-19. Not just a recitation of history, Stephen's speech shatters the Sanhedrin's entire framework, demonstrating that God's initial relationship with Israel didn't depended on the land, temple, or Torah. Both Moses and Jesus were anticipated deliverers, and as baby boys both escaped execution.

Acts 65

Jan 2, 11

Acts 7:9-16; Stephen lays groundwork through history an uproots charges against him; story of Joseph parallels life of Christ;

Acts 64

Jan 2, 11

Acts 7:1-8; charges against Stephen parallels charges against Christ; Stephen’s response to give testimony of Christ not to defend himself; and OT review

Acts 63

Dec 26, 10

Acts 6:8-15. With an irrefutable message Stephen debates in the Hellenistic synagogue. The diaspora Jews accuse him of blasphemy before the Sanhedrin. His death was not a tragedy, but a means to launch the gospel around the world, and significantly impact Saul.

Acts 62

Dec 26, 10

Acts 6: 8-9; witness of Stephen and the resultant accusation and arrest; performed signs and wonders; synagogues; Hellenistic Jews spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth

Acts 61

Dec 19, 10

Acts 6:5-7; the body of Christ and spiritual gifts; importance of prayer in daily living; the laying on of hands; the power of the Word of God

Acts 60

Dec 12, 10

Pre-Trib Study Group report; lesson cut short for the congregational meeting

Acts 59

Dec 12, 10

Acts 6:1-7; the choosing of the seven and the role of the pastor-teacher; qualifications for the seven; spiritual gifts and the Body of Christ

Acts 58

Dec 5, 10

Communion Service: Acts 6:1-7; the choosing of the seven and the role of the pastor-teacher

Acts 57

Dec 5, 10

Acts 6:1-7 Apostles continue to teach Jesus as the Messiah; growing number of believers results in administrative problems; the Hebrews, the Hellenists, and the widows

Acts 56

Nov 28, 10

Acts 5:31-42; human viewpoint vs. divine viewpoint; guard against being led or intimidated by human viewpoint; apostles give credit to the Holy Spirit; Sanhedrin motivated to kill; apostles were flogged, rejoiced in their suffering, and continued to proclaim Jesus is the Christ

Acts 55

Nov 28, 10

Acts 5:26-30; effectiveness of the apostles; what God wants proclaimed, man cannot hinder; Peter assigns guilt of Jesus’ murder to the Sanhedrin

Acts 54

Nov 21, 10

Acts 5:15-25; healing by the apostles authenticated the Lord's power and message; God’s supposed representative on earth, the High Priest exercises authority in opposition to God; apostle continue to teach the words of this life, the resurrected life of Jesus

Acts 53

Nov 21, 10

Acts 5:1-14; why the sin unto death for Ananias and Sapphira; apostles prayer for boldness answered by God; civil disobedience; doctrines of the Church begin to emerge as Israel’s opportunity for the Kingdom wanes

Acts 52

Nov 14, 10

Acts 5:5-12; sin unto death; lesson for the early Church; potency and impact of the apostle’s gifts

Acts 51

Nov 14, 10

Acts 4:36-5:4; religious Jews of OT did not know Christ because they did not know the Father, religious focus on the traditions of men not Scripture; Matt 15:1-9; Ananias and Sapphira; deceiving he Holy Spirit; Peter rebuffs ‘Christian socialism’

Acts 50

Nov 7, 10

Communion. Acts 4:36-37. Profile of Barnabas (Joseph)—the son of encouragement. A Levite, apostle, and Hellenistic Jew, this man of action traveled with Paul to the Gentiles, and is an example of generosity, having sold his property to give to those in need.

Acts 49

Nov 7, 10

Acts 4:32-35. During this time of famine and political unrest "they had all things in common". Sharing among bels was voluntary and spontaneous, not compulsory, distributing according to need. Socialism, Marxism, and Communism do not work; but charity, which is biblical, does.

Acts 48

Oct 31, 10

Acts 4:26-32; Reformation Day; God’s plan not hijacked by opponents but fulfilled; apostles ask not for revenge for their incarceration but boldness to testify of Christ; ask God for strength to endure the trial not for Him to remove it; prayer changes things; Barnabas introduced; unification of early Church manifest in their commitment to the Lord; charity, not socialism in the early Church

Acts 47

Oct 31, 10

Acts 4:22—25; Peter's quote from Ps 2 keeps emphasis on the Messiah; apostles confidence in the sovereignty of God

Acts 46

Oct 24, 10

Acts 4:10-21; Peter uses play on words for “name” and “healed” to proclaim Jesus as the Messiah; quotes OT-the chief cornerstone; Sanhedrin marvel at uneducated speeches of Peter and John, cannot refute the healing of the lame man; messianic deliverance application

Acts 45

Oct 24, 10

Acts 4:5-9; scribes; the Annas High priest dynasty; Peter speaks boldly and accurately in the power of the Spirit reflecting Christ’s prophesy; Matt 10:16; Luke 12:1

Acts 44

Oct 17, 10

Acts 4:2-4; Reformation Day: Martin Luther, Thomas Bilney, Hugh Latimer; what the Sadducees believed; though Peter and John were locked up, the Word of God is never chained; 2 Tim 2-8-9; Philp 1:12

Acts 43

Oct 17, 10

Acts 4:-1-2; Jesus Christ belittled by the Jewish leadership; Matt 12:38; Luke 16:19ff; timing of the truth is not the issue, but volition; Sadducees; Pharisees

Acts 42

Oct 10, 10

Acts 3: 22-26; distinction made by Jews between the Prophet and the Messiah; endless grace of God extended toward Israel; Deut 18:15-19; manna, food of angels; Ps 78-19-25; Peter connects Jews to Prophet and the Abrahamic covenant; Paul to the Jews first because they are the decision point in history; Rom1:16

Acts 41

Oct 10, 10

Acts 3:17-22; Peter’s approach emphasizes that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah for whom the Jews anticipated; times of restoration; Matt 17:1-13; Millennial Kingdom still being offered

Acts 40

Oct 3, 10

Communion; Preparing to move from Mt. Vernon Baptist Church: all members are vital to the congregation. Acts 3:19-21. When are the times of refreshment? It is not until there is national conversion that the LJC will return and establish His Messianic Kingdom. This is also the times of restoration.

Acts 39

Oct 3, 10

Acts 3:17-19. God's Blessing for the Nation Israel. What did it mean to be an OT saint transitioning into the NT era? Even though the nation in ignorance rejected their Messiah, Peter exhorts them to change their attitude for national deliverance. As a result, Israel's sins would be purified and the times of refreshment would begin.

Acts 38

Sep 26, 10

Acts 3:8-16; Peter seizes opportunity to gain the attention of the crowd on the Temple mount to focus attention on Jesus , the Messiah

Acts 37

Sep 26, 10

Acts 3:1-8; traditional way of life of the early Church; 3 critical points of Judaism; the Beautiful Gate; miraculous cure of the lame man; NOTE: diminished audio quality

Acts 36

Sep 19, 10

Acts 2:42-47; Christ’s imminent return plays significantly in early churches actions of sessions in their mutual support of one another, the selling of their possessions, their attendance at the Temple, and the fellowship of their meals

Acts 35

Sep 19, 10

Acts 2:42-47; early church exhorted to continue steadfast in the teaching of the apostles and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and prayers; early church also continued in their Jewish traditions; 5th Anniversary of NCBC

Acts 34

Sep 12, 10

Acts 2:39-41. What "promise" for Israel is Peter addressing in v.39? Peter exhorts the nation to deliver themselves from the divine judgment that is coming upon their generation for rejecting the Messiah. About 3,000 heed his word and are baptized, transitioning from OT to NT saints.

Acts 33

Sep 12, 10

Acts 2:38. In Peter's context, neither "repent" nor "remission of sins" relates to regeneration. Rather he is presenting an offer of the kingdom. If Israel would change their attitude about Jesus the Messiah, the nation would experience national cleansing from sin and the outpouring of GHS. Baptism was the overt sign of their accepting the msg.

Acts 32

Sep 5, 10

Acts 2:38; arguments against baptismal regeneration; usage of "repent" in the New Testament

Acts 31

Sep 5, 10

Acts 2:38; arguments against baptismal regeneration

Acts 30

Aug 29, 10

Acts 2: 22ff; perspective of the Jews at the time Peter addressed them on the Day of Pentecost; is forgiveness of sins contingent upon baptism?; Report on missions-Dave Southwell, ABWE Caribbean, Central and Latin American Director

Acts 29

Aug 29, 10

Acts 2: 22ff; are there contradictions in the Bible?; NT quotes OT in four different ways

Acts 28

Aug 22, 10

Acts 2; Church Age Ministries of God the Holy Spirit cont.; definition of efficacious grace-classical vs. theological; a focus on the baptism of the Holy Spirit; differentiation between disciples and apostles and between apostle to Israel and apostle to the Church

Acts 27

Aug 22, 10

Acts 2; How valuable is our freedom?; Church Age Ministries of God the Holy Spirit

Acts 26

Aug 8, 10

Acts 2:14ff; Peter’s response to he crowd in Jerusalem; outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 similar to quote from Joel 2, but not a fulfillment of the prophecy; Peter emphasizes repent as Millennial Kingdom offer still an option on the Day of Pentecost

Acts 25

Aug 8, 10

Acts 2:5-13; no human failure is greater than the character or plan of God; lessons from the insertion of the Church Age; the filling and baptism of the Holy Spirit are not synonymous

Acts 24

Aug 1, 10

Communion Service; ransom for sin study; Acts 2:1-4; when does the Church begin?

Acts 23

Aug 1, 10

Acts 2:1-4; what the OT prophets knew about the church Age; was the baptism of the Holy Spirit prophesied by John the Baptist the same as the coming of the Holy Spirit promised by Christ?; dispensational distinctive

Acts 22

Jul 25, 10

Acts 2:1-4; the spiritual gift tongues two-fold purpose; dispensational transition from Israel to the Church; baptism of the Holy Spirit to all believers

Acts 21

Jul 25, 10

Acts 2:1-4; Feasts of Israel review; baptism, indwelling and filling of the Holy Spirit; tongues, the spiritual gift of languages

Acts 20

Jul 18, 10

Acts 2:1 cont.; Feasts of Israel con’t; commemorative and prophetic meanings of Feasts

Acts 19

Jul 18, 10

Acts 2:1; early church historians; what happened to the disciples, extrabiblical accounts; Pentecost; Feasts of Israel, both commemorative and prophetic

Acts 18

Jul 11, 10

Acts 1: 23-26; Mathias, to be or not to be a disciple, cont.; objections to Matthias as the replacement disciple.

Acts 17

Jul 11, 10

Acts 1: 23-26; Mathias, to be or not to be a disciple, cont.; Paul not qualified to be a disciple; he was an apostle to the Gentiles

Acts 16

Jun 27, 10

Acts 1:23-26; Selection of Matthias- to be or not to be a disciple, cont.; Peter states three qualifications for replacement disciple; Paul not qualified

Acts 15

Jun 27, 10

Acts 1:23-26; Selection of Matthias- to be or not to be a disciple

Acts 14

Jun 20, 10

Acts 1:26; casting lots in the OT; Pro 16:23; Josh 14:2; Col. Bill Stebbins’ testimony

Acts 13

Jun 20, 10

Acts 1:20-26; the defection of Judas; the remaining disciples cast lots for Judas’ replacement

Acts 12

Jun 13, 10

Acts 1:16-19 Luke clarifies what happened to Judas

Acts 11

Jun 13, 10

Acts 1:14-16; D-Day Invasion, Operation Overlord; importance of prayer, a moment-by-moment running communication with the Father; Jesus Christ personally called and selected the 12 disciples; Peter acknowledges the inspiration of Scripture; Christ applies the OT to Judas; Ps 41:9; Judas Iscariot, an example that even when exposed to the absolute Truth, some still reject it

Acts 10

Jun 6, 10

Acts 1:12:20 Leadership in the local church; qualifications; 1Tim 1:8ff; God invests authority in individuals not groups; 1 & 2 Tim; Titus; 1 Pet 5:1-4; This message cuts off with the start of the Congregational Meeting

Acts 9

Jun 6, 10

Acts 1:12-20 Disciples were still focused on the Kingdom as Christ taught them that was still a legitimate offer until 70AD; Sabbath Day distance - religious law cf. Mosaic law; list of the disciples; Peter, James, and John groomed by the Lord to be leaders

Acts 8

May 23, 10

Acts 1:8-11; Christ in the air accompanied by clouds, angelic host

Acts 7

May 23, 10

Acts 1:4-7; Jesus Christ baptizes us in the Spirit; OT references to the Spirit and the Millennial Kingdom; Isa 44:3-5; Ez 39:27-29; understanding the times and seasons and the anticipation of near return of Christ

Acts 6

May 16, 10

Acts 1:4; who are the Apostles?; the baptism of the Spirit and the Promise of the Father; Luke 24:29

Acts 5

May 16, 10

Acts 1:1-3; Theophilus, a high ranking Roman official; infallible proofs of our living Savior; the Kingdom still a legitimate offer prior to 70AD and the fall of Jerusalem

Acts 4

May 9, 10

Acts introduction; outline overview of the book

Acts 3

May 9, 10

Acts introduction; the purpose of the book- historical, transitional, theological, apologetic, biological; a definition of faith

Acts 2

May 2, 10

Communion Service; Acts introduction cont.; the date of composition; CEF Report

Acts 1

May 2, 10

Acts introduction; the title of the book; the author