Welcome to the study of the Book of Acts chapter by chapter, verse by verse. These series of studies in the weeks to come are not pretending to be complete and thorough, but a basic revealing study as the Holy Spirit leads, guides and speaks, as one part of a grander revelation portrait from God our Heavenly Father.
Table of Contents:
Acts 3-5 (The Demonstration of The Power of God)
Acts 6-7 (The Eminent Promise of God)
Acts 8 (The Holy Spirit Leads The Lord’s Ministries)
Acts 9-11 (Fundamentals of Faith In Jesus Christ)
Acts 12-13 (Importance of Signs, Wonders & Miracles Today)
Acts 14-15 (Holiness Still Applies)
Acts 16:1-18 (satanic influence)
Acts 16:18-40 (Obedience Is Required)
Acts 17 (Ministering Through Cultural Barriers)
Acts 18-20 (Promised Gifts of The Holy Spirit)
Acts 21-23 (The Lord Is In Control)
Acts 24 (Recognizing & Seizing Opportunities)
Acts 25-27 (The Beginning of The End)
Acts 28 (And These Promises Are For You)
The Lords Jesus Christ’s goal is to show us through His Word how important it is to reflect back constantly to our roots (the 1st Century Christian church) throughout our life long committed walk in Jesus Christ. And to learn by their examples what we ought to be today, since the 1st Century church written in the Book of Acts is God’s blue-print of how His church and Christianity is supposed to be today, if not more glorious now than ever before.
For these factual accounts inspired by God Most High’s Holy Spirit, written by the hands of a meticulous holy disciple of Jesus Christ (Apostle Luke) as these events were happening as a living testament for all times. An eye-witness account to show us the Acts of the Holy Spirit (which this book is truly about).
Even though in some translations the expanded title of this Book is: ‘The Acts of The Apostles.’ It is not about the acts of God-fearing men, but is all about God’s wonderful, powerful work of salvation after Jesus Christ’s death, resurrection and ascension. Because God does not exalt man above Himself, but He exalts Himself by the works that He does through His Ruach Ha’ Kodesh (Holy Spirit). So therefore the correct title is: ‘Acts of The Holy Spirit.’
So in Essence the entire Holy Bible, especially this Book is about God the Father, and of His Son and of His Holy Spirit. We are just mere instruments of righteousness and servants in the hands of the living God.
What The Book of Acts Teach Us
Further more, the Book of Acts also shows us how the church was living by a complete uncompromising, unwavering trust in Jesus Christ. Compelled to preach the Gospel message by the guidance of the Acts of the Holy Spirit against all oppositions. Shows us How God works in the spiritual realm to draw people to His only begotten Son by the preaching of His Word, coupled with the demonstration of the power of God.
Further reveals to us keys to be an effective witness, and shows how the 1st Century church dealt with similar, if not the same issues that we are facing today as our mentors did. The Book of Acts also serves as a reminder and a correction rod, that God still operates the same way today as He has then. It is a living epistle that stands the test of time and endures through all opposition of doctrines that claims otherwise. Because our brothers and sisters then, has gone before us, to show us by examples how we ought to live, love and to move in faith. Teaches us by examples how to minister as our Lord Jesus Christ had taught with wisdom and by the work’s of God’s Holy Spirit.
As we progress further into these studies, we cannot help but notice how God formulates and orchestrates opportunities for His disciples to minister His Gospel message of His salvation to the lost that desperately needs Jesus Christ, through the workings of amazing miracles and daily circumstances. Teaching us how to recognize and take every opportunity as He wills, to point the way to God’s only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Because He is the same yesterday; today and forever. He does not change. Giving us hope and encouragement that what He did yesterday He still does today, no matter how dark the world becomes as we move forward to the end. Have blessed day of Pentecost and enjoy the studies to come.
Acts 1-2 (What The Church Today Ought To Be)
Audio Length: 22:47
* 00:34 Acts 1:4-8
The promised baptism of the Holy Spirit
* 04:03 Acts 1:9-11
The rapture. How the Lord Jesus will appear
* 09:11 Acts 1:21&22
Criteria of being a true Apostle
* 11:17 Acts 2:1-4
The promised baptism of the Holy Spirit has come
* 12:00 Acts 2:4&5
The true evidence of the Holy Spirit (the fruits of repentance)
* 12:50 Acts 2:6-40
The orchestration of the Holy Spirit for the sake of preaching Gospel of Jesus Christ, using a sign, a wonder and a miracle.
* 19:37 Acts 2:42-47
Biblical keys to becoming the glorious church we ought to be today.
Next Study: The Book of Acts 3-5 (The Demonstration of The Power of God)