Summary: The book of Acts is either ignored or abused by the church
THE BOOK OF ACTS - LESSON #2
“The _promise of the Holy Spirit”
Vs. 8 The word _power__ is “dunamis” (Greek). The word “dunamis” implies two meanings.
(1. We get the word dynamite
(2. We get the word dynamo which refers to a generator.
“is come _upon___ you” indicates that this has __happened
before but not in this _measure.
This is direct fulfillment of Joel 2:28 & 29.
“And it shall come to pass_afterward__ that I will pour_
________ my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters
shall prophecy_____, your old men shall dream dreams and your young men shall see _visions____; And also upon the __servants__ and the _handmaids_ in those days I will pour out My Spirit.”
The Old Testament saints could only look _forward_ to a day when all of God’s people would _receive_empowerment to do God’s work.
We are to be witnesses in...
* Jerusalem - _city
* Judea - _state__
* Samaria - __nation
*uttermost - all the _world_____________
Vs. 9 - “_taken up ” This are the same words found in vs. 2. They refer to the Ascension.
Vs. 10 - Here is proof that _Angels__ can appear and disappear.
See Hebrews 13:1.
Vs. 11 - The promise of Jesus to come again in like _manner__.
Vs. 12 - The Apostles are _obeying__ Christ’s command.
Vs. 13 - The Apostles had a _membership_ roll.
“They went up into an upper room”.
This was one of their meeting _places and the _home
of one of them.
Vs. 14 - They all continued in _prayer__and supplication.
What is meant by supplication?___wait and perservere__ This is the first time men and women _pray together in the
Vs. 15 - Peter assumes the position of _leadership.
One hundred and twenty men were present plus women.
Vs. 16-20 -Peter explains the _absence_of Judas. David_spoke concerning Judas in Psalms 69:25-28; Psa. 109:8-15
Vs. 17: Judas was _chosen by Jesus. He _ministered with
the Apostles, and may even have performed miracles or saw
Is it possible to backslide?
Vs. 21-22 - Qualifications for Apostleship:
* He had to have been with _chosen__ during His 3 1/2
years of ministry on earth.
* He had to have been __present when Jesus ascended
Vs. 23 - After much prayer and consulting with each other they
__chose_two, Joseph and Matthias.
Vs. 24 - They earnestly sought the _will_of the _Lord__ in
Vs. 25 & 26 - They cast lots or voted and Matthias won the election_________.