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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

Acts (2010)

Acts (2010)

September 2010 - March 2014

This study covers the book of Acts. The title, "Acts of the Apostles," distorts the thrust of the book. Only two apostles are the focus of the book, Peter, then Paul. John is mentioned as is James, but the others are not. The more appropriate name should be "Acts of the Holy Spirit". Because the Holy Spirit is the one performing the Acts, by empowering the early church, specifically, through Peter, then Paul, to take the message of the risen Messiah from the Upper Room in Acts 1, to Paul's private house prison room, in Acts 28.

To the uttermost parts of the earth ...

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Tue, Apr 05, 2011
Passage: Acts 2:8-13 & 1 Corinthians 13:12
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 59 mins 14 secs
Also includes Joel 2
Tue, Apr 12, 2011
Passage: Acts 2:22-23
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 51 secs
Tue, Apr 19, 2011
Passage: Acts 2:23-35
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 17 secs
Tue, Apr 26, 2011
Passage: Acts 2:24-38
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 35 secs
Is repentance a requirement for salvation? Is baptism a requirement of salvation? We don't believe so. We believe that salvation comes to those who simply believe in Jesus for salvation. But what about Peter's message in Acts 2:38? Didn't he call upon his audience to repent and be baptized in order to be saved? Sure he did, but you might be surprised when you find out what he was really talking about.
Tue, May 03, 2011
Passage: Acts 2:38-47
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 49 secs
Tue, May 10, 2011
Passage: Acts 3:1
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 8 secs
Maybe the kingdom of God might seem to some to be just another abstract concept in the Bible, but they would be greatly mistaken. The kingdom of God is one of those concepts that is frequently misunderstood, much to the detriment of one's understanding of God, the plan of God, prophecy, Jesus, not to mention its misuse by various utopic schemes that impact social and political theory. In this lesson we step back to re-examine what the Bible teaches about this important truth, so that we can better understand the message in Acts chapters 1-8.
Tue, May 17, 2011
Passage: Acts 3:1
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 58 secs
When John the Baptist and Jesus appeared on the scene announcing that the Kingdom of God was at hand, their listeners knew what the Kingdom was. How? Because a Kingdom had been promised Israel throughout the Old Testament. Listen to this lesson and learn how detailed the prophecies were concerning the future kingdom of God.
Tue, May 31, 2011
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 18 secs
Tue, Jun 14, 2011
Passage: Acts 3:1-10
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 16 secs
Tue, Jun 21, 2011
Passage: Acts 3:10-12
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins
Peter and John's healing of the lame man electrified the inhabitants of Jerusalem. An enormous crowd quickly gathered on the Temple mount, and Peter began to explain the significance of what happened. In this message, he again offers the kingdom to Israel. But first he begins by focusing on who Jesus is. He describes him as "My Servant" and "the Holy One," two terms loaded with Old Testament baggage. This lesson begins to explore this rich terminology.