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Summary: Peter initiated the selection process by which an apostle would be chosen to remove the void in their ranks created by Judas Iscariot. A void in leadership/the ranks must be removed. A void in leadership must be removed as....

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D—SETTING the STAGE for the SPIRIT

FILLING THE VOID-I—Acts 1:15-26

Peter initiated the selection process by which an apostle would be chosen to remove the void in their ranks created by Judas Iscariot.

A void in leadership/the ranks must be removed.

A void in leadership/the ranks creates a vacuum which must be removed.

When must a void in position/leadership be removed?

1—A void in leadership must be removed as....

BURDEN Demands It(:15-16)

Explanation:(:15-16)

:15—“And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples (altogether the number of names was about a hundred & twenty), & said,”

Peter saw a need & acted on it.

*He Sought to set things right....

....Rather than being satisfied w/status quo.

:16—“Men & brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus;”

“Fulfilled”—plhrow—To make full, to fill up, i.e. to fill to the full; To render full, i.e. to complete.

Argumentation:

2Tim. 3:16-17—“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, & is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Isa. 13:1, 15:1; 17:1; 19:1;21:1;21:11;21:13—The burden against....Babylon, Moab, Damascus, Egypt, the Wilderness of the Sea, Dumah, Arabia, the Valley of Vision, Tyre, the beasts of the South, etc.

Jer. 20:7-9—“O LORD, You induced me, & I was persuaded; You are stronger than I, & have prevailed. I am in derision daily; Everyone mocks me. For when I spoke, I cried out; I shouted, “Violence & plunder!” Because the word of the LORD was made to me A reproach & a derision daily. Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him, Nor speak anymore in His name.” But His word was in my heart like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, And I could not.”

Illustration:

Junk-filled yard/You might be redneck if...you mow the frontyard & find a car on blocks/BURDEN Demands It

Giving poor people your trash/What should we really do?/Give them something they can use!—NOT what makes you feel better!/BURDEN Demands It

Not let it proceed any further

Application:

?Your BURDEN demand leadership from the Lord?

?You Removing the Void with God’s leadership?

2—A void in leadership must be removed as....

VACUUM Demands it(:16-17)

Explanation:(:16-17) Emptiness

:16—“Men & brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus;”

“Guide”—odhgov—A leader of the way, a guide; A teacher of the ignorant & inexperienced. From two words meaning—a leader to the way, road or course.

“Arrested”—sullambanw—To seize, take one as a prisoner; To conceive(of a woman); To seize for one’s self.

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