Contributed on Mar 4, 2015
This is the first lesson on the study of the Book of Acts which serves to define who the church is and what is does.
The Teaching and Works of Jesus – The Sequel Acts 1:1-8 Introduction The great expository British preacher of half a century ago, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, made a sermon series on the Book of Acts which took a good part of the 1960’s to go through. He was concerned about the many ...read more
Contributed on Mar 13, 2015
What is the significance of the Ascension?
The Ascension of Jesus Acts 1:9-12a Introduction In the previous passage, we have a record of the last earthly meeting of his disciples which came at the end of a forty day period after the resurrection. There were many appearances of Jesus during this time in both Galilee and Jerusalem. At ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2015
What is the DNA of the true church?
With Great Joy Acts 1:12-14 In the previous passage we learned that the Ascension of Jesus into glory to sit at the right hand of the Father is the central point of Luke and Acts which makes the Ascension the most important event of the two books. We discussed the reasons why. The Jesus’ ...read more
Contributed on Mar 18, 2015
Everything the church does must be worshipful, even the business meetings.
Can You Worship at a Church Business Meeting? Acts 1:15-26 The Apostles, in obedience to the Lord’s directive had just returned to Jerusalem. Luke records that they were full of joy and went into an upper room where they continued in prayer and making intercession. It also says that they ...read more
Contributed on Mar 18, 2015
Pentecost has been the source of much too much confusion and little unity. What does it mean?
When the Day of Pentecost Was Fully Come Acts 2:1 We now begin the first of several messages about the day we called Pentecost or Whitsunday on our church calendar. Careful exposition of the text is very important here, because to go wrong here is to go wrong for the rest of the Book of Acts. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2015
What is the miracle of Pentecost all about?
Speaking in Tongues Acts 2:2-11 When the topic of speaking in tongues is brought up in churches, a storm of questions are asked. Were these tongues at Pentecost known languages or unknown tongues? Is speaking in tongues the initial evidence and proof of Spirit baptism? Does one need to speak in ...read more
Contributed on Apr 7, 2015
How do we defend our faith in Christ?
Full of New Wine Acts 2:12-21 We have seen in our study of Pentecost so far, one of the major purposes for the gift of tongues was to bypass the language barrier so that everyone at the feast in Jerusalem could understand the wonderful works of God in their own language. In other words, God ...read more