The Book of Acts

The Book of Acts

Acts 28:11-31

Rome Sweet Rome (or “There’s No Place Like Rome”) The Israel to Italy Trek Concludes (in a Timeframe/after Events Arranged by God’s Providence) with Paul Safely in Rome Waiting for His Appeal To Come before the Emperor v11-16 Take This To Heart Even Though Being a Christian Often Involves Being Part of a Misunderstood and Marginalized Minority Group, Believers are to Live…

Acts 28:1-10

God’s Miracle Man on Malta Unique Apostolic Miracles: A Foundational Part of the NT Church Many of the events recorded in the Book of Acts are descriptive not prescriptive. This is true because the book describes a UNIQUE period and UNIQUE persons. The Apostles had a UNIQUE foundational place in Church History-which cannot be reproduced, but… …the ULTIMATE Apostolic…

Acts 27:1-44

When God Doesn’t Get Us Out of Storms… Paul’s Vexing Voyage to Rome 27:1-28:10 Phase 1: Before the Shipwreck (27:1-26)      From Caesarea to Myra v1-5      From Myra to Fair Havens in Crete v6-8      Heading for Phoenix, a Perfect Storm Overtakes the Ship v9-26 Phase 2: The Shipwreck (27:27-44)      Escape by the Sailors Blocked v27-32      Final Meal on Board v33-38     …

Acts 26:1-32

The “Reason” Isn’t Necessarily the Real Reason Paul’s Final Defense in Caesarea v 1-23 Rather than being a violent threat to Rome or to Jerusalem, the REAL reason so many Jewish VIPs hate me is because I believe in and proclaim the truth that Jesus really has been resurrected from the dead v1-8 I was a violent threat against Christianity before my conversion v9-18 Now, I…

Acts 25:1-27

Wisdom from the Word about Waiting Paul’s years in Caesarea, including his two appearances before Governor Festus were part of the providential process of God’s timing by which he would arrive in Rome Godly Patience Comes by Resting in God’s Providence Waiting (doing “nothing”) is a major part of life under the sun. DVP believers can and should refuse to be constantly…

Acts 24:1-27

For Christians, Our Lives Aren’t Just about Us …Ultimately They are About Him Bottom Line: This status quo continued for a period of two years, until Governor Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. Wanting to make points with the Jewish leadership in Jerusalem, he left Paul imprisoned… (and the story continues see Acts 25-28)   Take This To Heart For Christians, Our…

Acts 23:12-35

Some Conspiracy Theories are Actually True An Inside Look: The Conspiracy to Murder Paul v12-15 …a plot was organized and men bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. There were more than forty who made this conspiracy. They went to the Chief Priests and Elders and said, we have strictly bound ourselves by an oath to taste no food…

Acts 21:37 – 23:11

Keeping the Faith (and Love) in a Hurricane of Hatred Today in the real world/when when trying to share the Good News, if nothing else “comes to mind” tell your story…really His story in you (your testimony as to how you came to trust in Christ)…and then (I would say) 1: close with John 3:16 and 2: ask the leading question “Does that make sense to you?” And yet, as Paul…

Acts 21:1-8

Looking Back and Looking Forward Final Phases of Paul’s Third Missionary Journey   1 Gospel, 28 Chapters/27 Years, 12 Apostles: Described in 1 Sentence The Book of Acts = JESUS IS ALIVE AS HEAD OF HIS BRIDE  J esus Ascends  E stablishment of the Church S alvation of a Lame Beggar U nleashing of Persecution S in in the Church I mpact of Deacons S tephen’s Stoning  A…

Acts 20:17-38

Acts 20:17-38 A Snapshot of a Great Christian Life Paul’s Farewell to the Leaders of Ephesus Bible Fellowship Reveals Key Truths about Excellence in the Christian Walk Take This To Heart If consistency was easy, everybody would be consistent… …but be consistent even though it is hard! If you want to be better than average in anything, including in the Christian life, you…