Sermon Series
  • 1. Introduction To The Apostles

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2020

    The first part shows Peter as a prominent person, and in the second part, Paul was a prominent figure. Above all, the Holy Spirit was important than these two apostles...

    INTRODUCTION TO ACTS Title: In fact, the book had no title until the middle of the second century AD. Acts 1:13 served as the base to title it as ACTS of the Apostles. However, records of most of the Apostles are missing. Only Peter, John, and James are found. The first part shows Peter as a more

  • 2. Connections

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2020

    Luke 1 narrates the birth of the Messiah, and the first chapter of the book of Acts of the Apostles expresses the Birth of the Church. Luke brings out the connection between the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.

    1: 01-11 Introduction to Acts of the Apostles 1: 1-03 Connection between Gospel and Acts 1: 4-08 Connection between Christ and Disciples 1: 9-11 Connectivity between Present and Future Church 1: 1-03 Connection between Gospel and Acts more

  • 3. Introduction To Church

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2020

    The upper room in Jerusalem accommodated all apostles minus Judas, and they remain in prayer along with the women and Mary the Mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

    Acts 1: 12-26 Introduction to Church 1: 12-14 Entry of the New Testament Church 1: 15-20 Enrol of the Members into Church 1: 21-26 Election in Early Church Acts 1: 12-14 Entry of the New Testament Church Now we read here about the entry of the more

  • 4. Church And The Holy Spirit

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2020

    Know about the seekers, speakers, and mockers of the Holy Spirit. Who are you? How do you approach the Spirit of God?

    Acts 2: 01-13 Church and the Holy Spirit 2: 1-3 Seekers of the Holy Spirit 2: 4-12 Speakers of the Holy Spirit 2: 13 Mockers of the Holy Spirit This passage talks about the approach of the people to the Holy Spirit. The early Church had to more

  • 5. First Gospel Preaching

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2020

    New Testament is not an independent book. The gospel is nothing but the good news about birth, miracles, teachings, preaching of Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, it includes death and resurrection of Christ. It is the FULL GOSPEL.

    Acts 2:14-36 First Gospel Preaching of the Church 2: 14-15, 22-24, 29-33 Presentation of Gospel by Peter 2: 16-21 Prophecy of Joel concerning Holy Spirit 2: 25-28, 34-35 Prophecy of David concerning more

  • 6. Spirit Filled Life

    Contributed on Aug 15, 2020

    Most preachers preach to bring comforts, consolation, at the same time it is also, the responsibility of a Preacher to declare the condemnation. Confrontational preaching leads the hearers to yield their lives to Christ.

    Acts 2:36-41 Result of the Spirit-Filled Preaching 2: 36-37 Conviction of the Sinners 2: 38-40 Confrontational preaching 2: 41 Conversion of the Sinners Acts 2:36-37 Conviction of the Sinners In the previous passage, we have seen how Peter took the more

  • 7. Early Christians Life Pattern

    Contributed on Aug 22, 2020

    Their Church life was inclusive of personal and family activities, Social gatherings, spiritual learning, and fellowship. Read this lesson to learn more...

    Acts 2: 42-47 Early Christians Life Pattern Acts 2: 42-43 Church Life Acts 2: 44-46a Social Life Acts 2: 46b-47 Family Life This passage is the end of the First Part of the Acts of the Apostles. We have titled this portion (Acts 1:1-2:47) as more

  • 8. Powerful Words

    Contributed on Aug 23, 2020

    Peter and John had gone to pray with one accord at the Temple at three in the afternoon. Today, Seeing two prominent leaders entering into the prayer halls with one accord to pray is a miracle.

    Lesson 9: Acts 3: 01-11 Powerful Words – Jesus Christ of Nazareth 3: 01-02 Men of Prayer 3: 03-06 Men of Proclamation 3: 07-10 Men of Performance Acts 3:01-02 Men of Prayer Peter and John had gone to pray at the Temple more

  • 9. Powerful Preaching Of Peter

    Contributed on Sep 8, 2020

    It is pleasing to observe the love and attitude of saints towards their new contacts and believers in the early Church. If anyone who does not believe in the Truth and its effects on lives but talks about Christ and the Kingdom is a false witness.

    Acts 3: 11-26 Powerful Preaching of Peter 3: 11-12 We are Instruments of God 3: 13-16 We are Witnesses of God 3: 17-26 We are Evangelists of God Acts 3: 11-12 We are Instruments of God It is pleasing to observe the love and attitude of more

  • 10. Reactions Of The Priests

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2020

    The priests, captain of the Temple guard, and Sadducees were disturbed. Read further to know the reasons.

    Acts 4: 01-22 Reactions of the Priests 4: 01-04 Greatly Disturbed 4: 05-12 Great Question 4: 13-17 Greatly Astonished 4: 18-22 Great Commission or Commission Acts 4:01-04 Greatly Disturbed The more

  • 11. Reactions Of The Believers

    Contributed on Sep 26, 2020

    ‘One heart and one mind’ – was their motto and goal. Dr. Luke described the life of the community with the expression of the were together. Read further to know the life of first-century church life.

    Acts 4: 32-37 Reactions of the Believers 4: 32-33 Graceful Community 4: 34-35 Sharing Community 4:36-37 Sacrificing Community Acts 4:32 Sharing Community The first-century believers had enjoyed the goodness of God. They had oneness of heart, and there was an more

  • 12. Reactions Of The Disciples

    Contributed on Sep 26, 2020

    True Christians or real followers of Christ never turn back from their call and commitment to Christ and His missionary work, even there are threats and persecutions in their ministry.

    Acts 4: 23-31 Reactions of the Disciples 4: 23-24a Prayers in Persecution 4: 24b-30 Prayers with Scripture 4: 31 Prayers and the Spirit of God Acts 4:23-26 Prayers Increased True Christians or real followers of Christ never turn back from their call and more

  • 13. Hurdles And Progress

    Contributed on Oct 5, 2020

    There was Hypocrisy, covetousness, and lie, which had been dealt with correction in the early Church. Then, the Church began to expand. Read more.

    Acts 5:1-11 Hurdles in the Progress of a Church Hypocrisy, Covetousness, and Lies The episode of the death and burial of Ananias and Sapphira in the first church of the New Testament is heartbreaking, and a costly spiritual lesson the Church has learned. Hypocrisy, covetousness, and lie were more

  • 14. Progress Of The Church

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2020

    Luke introduces this section by spelling out that signs and wonders had been performed by the Apostles, which were the orders of the day for Apostles ministry. Peter had become an icon of healing.

    Acts 5:12-26 Progress of the Church 5:12-16 Apostles Perform Miracles 5:17-19 Apostles Persecuted for Gospel 5:20-26 Apostles Preach the Word Acts 5:12-16 Apostles Perform Miracles St Luke introduces this section more

  • 15. Persecution Never Stop

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2020

    Down through the Christian History, it has been a system to work against the Christians and missionaries. They had been ill-treated, threatened, and persecuted, many at times with severe hatred, enmity, and jealous for the simple reason, they believe in true God.

    Acts 5:27-42 Persecution Never Stopped 5:27-28 Threat from Sanhedrin 5:29-33 Apostles Response 5:33-39 Gamaliel Speaks 5:40-42 Apostles Carry out the Ministry Acts 5:27-28 Threat from Sanhedrin Down more

  • 16. Administration And Spirituality

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2020

    The newly accepted believers made a complaint in the early Church, and they expected Apostles would visit them and care for them. There was a cultural clash based on ethnicity, and language, and background of their previous identity.

    Acts 6:1-7 Administration and Spirituality 6:1 Complaints of Believers 6:2-4 Concentrations of Apostles 6:5-6 Contributions of Deacons 6:7 Contours of the Church Acts 6:1 Complaints of Believers The newly accepted believers made a more

  • 17. Deacon Stephen

    Contributed on Oct 12, 2020

    The Freedmen on those days had secretly plotted against Stephen. They induced men and stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes. They came upon him, seized him, and brought him to the council. They also set up false witnesses against Stephen. Truth triumphs.

    Acts 6:8-15 Deacon Stephen 6:08-10 Spirit Filled Stephen 6:11-14 Seized Stephen 6:15 Shining Stephen Acts 6:08-10 Spirit Filled Stephen Now, St. Luke turns to project an individual, named Stephen, who has improved in his Spiritual more

  • 18. Core Points For Gospel Truth

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2020

    Stephen in his oration of preaching refers to the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and twelve patriarchs, and how they had faith in God for the promise of God. Read further to know more.

    Acts 7:1-50 Core Points of Stephen 7:01-19 History of Patriarchs 7:20-41 History of Exodus and Wilderness 7:42-50 History of Exile and Babylon Acts 7:1-19 History of Patriarchs Stephen in his oration of preaching refers to the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, more

  • 19. Martyr Stephen

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2020

    Stephen had tried to convince Sanhedrin about their graceless character and arrogant behavior. He cites examples from history as well as their ancestors' conduct towards prophets and godly but died as Martyr.

    Acts 7:51-60 Revelation through Death of Deacon Stephen 7:51-53 Confrontational Preaching of Stephen 7:54, 57-58 Conditions of the Ungodly 7:55-56, 59-60 Confident of Stephen Acts 7: 51-53 Confrontational Preaching Stephen had tried to convince them about more